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Caring for chickens in winter can be a challenge for homesteaders in cold or rainy locations. Check out our Happy Homesteader blog for some useful information on winter chicken care.

10 Tips for Happy Chickens

Keep Your Chickens Clean and Happy - Live Green + Natural

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sand for chickens - I wouldn't use anything else!

create a play area for your girls out of coated metal closet shelves. You can find them at Home Depot/Lowes type of stores. They love to climb them like ladders and they're so easy to wash down with a hose.

My farm life | My Destiny Sharing Hope

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CHICKEN COOP nesting boxes from milk crates. Easier to clean... than wooden nesting boxes.

12+ Ideas of What To Do With Extra Eggs - The Healthy Honeys

12+ Ideas of What To Do With Extra Eggs - The Healthy Honeys

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winter hen entertainment, chickens, hens, coop, animal enrichment.

Cold Weather Care | HenCam

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10 things every newbie chicken owner needs to know. Some of them humorous, some of them necessary to steer away from stress.

10 Things Every Newbie Chicken Owner Needs to Know -

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Collecting Rainwater and Eggs From a California Chicken Coop

Collecting Rainwater and Eggs From a California Chicken Coop

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How much will your egg-laying chicken cost to raise and keep? At www.PintSizeFarm.com #chickens

#Cost of Keeping #Chickens on your #Homestead for #Eggs

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The Homespun Journal - Some good DIY stuff, recipes, etc. Including Wild Yeast Mead, Ginger Beer and Soap

for those who can't free range their chickens... I also just read about a neat idea where there are basically 4 runs surrounding the coop so you can rotate your chicken through those areas giving the old ones time to rejuvenate. I like the idea of sowing something other than grass to peck at and trample.

Ordering chicks for your backyard coop? Easy. But caring for them requires planning and foresight. Here's what to do

How to put together a 3-bin composting system powered by chickens. Great instructions for building a composter, even if you don't include chickens.