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    The Chicken Chick®: Virtual Tour de Coop... Landscaping around the chicken coop, improves drainage, reduces mowing, looks good, and gives chickens a place to burrow and loll in the sunshine. Also, coop window box!

    Virtual Tour de Coop

    Raising Chickens for Dummies - First Time Chicken Owner Tips We buy Memphis Houses Barron Property Investments is a local real estate investing company in Memphis, TN. We are in the business of buying, selling, & lease optioning properties. Contact us today on our Facebook page

    Raising Chickens for Dummies - First Time Chicken Owner Tips

    DIY recycled tire for chicken dust bath. Mix equals amounts of wood ash, builder’s sand soil, food grade diatomaceous earth.

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    10 best chicken breeds for the first time chicken owner - interesting article, I have raised 8 of the 10 and it does accurately describe the breeds, although if you really want some good egg layers get some Sex-Linked, those are the best.

    Choosing the Right Breed of Chickens « Central Coast Gardening

    The Sussex breed is magnificent as egg layers, able to keep egg production high even through the winter months. They also have quite a following as show birds because of theri easy-going temperament.

    Sussex pictures, video, information and chicks.

    Some of my flock, enjoying the roost in their run.

    MyLittleRedCoop's album “Avatars” — Photo 4 of 4

    Boredom during the cold months can lead to pecking and other issues within your flock. Cure the winter blahs with edible vegetable garlands for your chickens!

    Edible Holiday Garlands for your Backyard Flock

    Chilly Chickens: 7 Tips for Preparing Your Flock for Winter

    How to Keep Chickens Warm in the Winter

    So, you want to keep backyard chickens? Some lessons are painful and expensive to learn by experience, so in the hope of sparing some growing pains for those about to embark on chicken-keeping, I have asked my Facebook fans what they wish they had known before they began keeping chickens. The following are some of their replies and a few of my own.

    Things I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Chickens

    How to Keep Your Chickens Safe Start out right the first time, this is good.. You'd be surprised at the damage just 1 weasel or mink can do to a flock. They kill to eat, then keep on killing.

    Poultry Predators - How to Keep Your Chickens Safe

    Strong chicken fencing capable of withstanding repeated attacks by large predators.

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    Beginners Guide To Growing Chickens | #homesteading #chickens

    Beginners Guide To Raising Chickens - Growing Real Food

    The Deep Litter Method is a way to keep your duck and chicken coop run clean and healthy for your flock. Control the flies and keep your eggs clean. Plus it is much less work! It makes great compost for your garden! This is a must for your backyard or homestead flock.

    Deep Litter Duck And Chicken Run - Life Is Just Ducky

    I might sound like a broken record to those that know me, but I can't say it enough: Using wood ashes for your chickens saves you money. We store them (fireplace ash only, not BBQ coals, etc) and when needed, mix 2 1/2 parts ash to 1 part sand for the chickens to do their dust bathing. And guess what? It keeps mites away. It's been over a year since the last time I bought the bottled mite spray. That and painting the coop with hydrated lime has worked great so far!

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    Best Chicken Breeds: 12 Types of Hens that Lay Lots of Eggs

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    Introducing new chickens to your existing flock can be stressful on both you and the birds. We've made it easy with this step by step guide for a strategy that works every time!

    Introducing New Chickens to the Flock Step by Step - Backyard Chicken Project

    11 Uses for Vinegar Around the Coop...1. Adding Vinegar to The Chicken's Water....2. Cleaning Eggs...3. Conditioning Rinse for Bath Removing Mineral Build Up on Waterers...5. De-buggin the Nesting Boxes and Coop...6. Foot Soak...7. Loosens Grime from Difficult Areas...9. Cleaning the Incubator...

    Chicken Bath 101

    Chicken Toys - Why they are important and how you can provide them - BackYard Chickens Community

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    Keeping chickens happy in the winter

    Keeping chickens happy in the winter

    Fresh Eggs Daily®: 10 Winter Boredom Busters for Chickens

    Fresh Eggs Daily®: 10 Winter Boredom Busters for Chickens

    Converting storage shed to a chicken coop

    Pictorial history of chicken pens I've tried

    So why is this wire mesh attached to my pitchfork? Because I've turned our chicken coop into one big litter box. After doing this for the last year or so, I can easily say that this method is a winner. I added a 2-inch layer of coarse sand to the bottom of the coop and use my "pooper scooper" to pick up the poop. And the coop doesn't smell! That's half the battle in keeping critters away. Once a year, clean out all the sand and start over and you're good to go.

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    Our chickens in their DIY chicken tunnel. We live in a residential area, so to keep the chickens protected from hawks, dogs and other predators (and to keep them out of our neighbor's yard) we hook up their portable play-pen to the run and let them range.

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    Our chicken coop "barn" made from an old armoire.

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    Tips on Preparing your chickens for Winter ~~ I will definately need to winterize my coop, and know how to properly care for them in the cold months!

    Tilly's Nest: Tips on Preparing for Winter with Backyard Chickens