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Tips on building the perfect chicken coop. Plus DIY hanging chicken feeder ideas. I saw on another pin that in the south, they would always paint the ceiling of their porches blue because mosquitoes hate the color and wasps won't build nests there; maybe here, too?

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Organic Home Remedies for Sick Chickens, Diseases and Problems for Laying Hens

Home Remedies for Sick Chickens and Laying Hens

Natural home remedies for sick chickens and laying hens with regards to chicken diseases and problems: Marek's disease, coccidiosis, conjunctivitus, egg bound, egg eating, worms, diarrhea, mites, molting ....

Frozen fruit, ice, and fresh herbs can help chickens keep cool in high temperatures. Lots of other tips for beating the heat here.

Beat the Heat: Helping Chickens Survive High Temps

High heat is dangerous for chickens and measures must be taken by their caretakers to ensure their well-being, particularly when temperatures increase suddenly or exceed 85° F. Heat stroke, heat-induced stress and death can result when a chicken is overheated. CHICKENS ARE NOT BUILT FOR HOT WEAT ...

Excellent, visual summary of tips for setting up a coop and run.

Infographic time: the chicken coop checklist

Many thanks to Jason Macek for sending us a link to the great chicken coop checklist infographic linked below. Building your own coop? If you follow the advice below, you'll never find yourself saying, "wish I'd built it that way the first time." I like the encouragement to use the deep litter method, and plenty of warnings about predator-proofing. Can you find anything missing from the list?

DIY Backyard Chicken Coop Plans

DIY Chicken Coops Even Your Neighbors Will Love | Handmade Charlotte

Here's a collection DIY backyard chicken coop plans that even your neighbors will love!

Chicken Bathing 101 DIY Great info, this was a fun read. » The Homestead Survival

Chicken Bathing How To | The Homestead Survival

I really did not think that chickens needed baths but after seeing this video I see that there may be times when they do need a bath. In the video from

What a lovely little chalet style coop.

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What a lovely little chalet style coop.

Oh man, I would love a backyard chicken coup -- especially with a green roof!

Green Roof for the Chicken Coop

Every now and then I’m given a chicken house to put through some field trials and as a consequence I can end up with quite a few ‘buildings’ covering the field. It was on one such coop I figured I …

5 Easy Steps to Convert a Shed or Lean-to into a Chicken Coop

Easy Lean-To Makeover: Our New Coop

We needed a new coop. Our flock had just continued to grow over the last few years but, sadly, our coop hadn't. I love the little coop that I built three years ago for our original six chickens, but it was now literally bursting at the seams. I wanted to buy a ready-made coop in the $2,000-3,000 price range...but my husband insisted that I could build one instead for a lot less money. We compromised and I got free rein to convert an old lean-to attached to our barn (and conveniently butting…

Awesome backyard chicken coops! #urbanchickenfarmer

Mom Prepares - Moms Helping Moms

At Mom Prepares, we believe it takes a mom to raise a family. Learn from other moms in the areas of parenting, marriage, health, career, and time management.

design a garden with shed and chicken coop

Combination Garden Shed Hen House

Combination Garden Shed/Hen House, designed and built by Brian McPartland, 2007. Here is my combo shed/coop. It is 18 feet long in total. The shed portion...

What an Avian Vet Wants You to Know About Backyard Chickens by Sue Campbell from the October/November, 2011 issue of Backyard Poultry - Backyard Poultry Magazine

Backyard Poultry -

Backyard Poultry Magazine is dedicated to helping the small-scale poultry enthusiast raise healthy, happy, productive flocks for eggs, meat or fun –- from the countryside to the urban homestead.

All shade of blues

Crush Cul de Sac

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