Kathy Manier

Kathy Manier

"Junkie for pretty pictures, ideas, recipes, inspiration, and more projects than I can finish in a lifetime."
Kathy Manier
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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.

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.

Raised watering system with river rock around it to keep it clean for the chickens! pinned with Pinvolve - pinvolve.co

Raised watering system with river rock around it to keep it clean for the chickens! pinned with Pinvolve - pinvolve.co

Customized Chicken Coop Hand Sanitizing Station @Abigail McIntosh - this made me think of you!!!

Customized Chicken Coop Hand Sanitizing Station @Abigail McIntosh - this made me think of you!!!

smart interior coop design. roost placed above table to catch droppings. easy cleaning.

smart interior coop design. roost placed above table to catch droppings. easy cleaning.

Hardware cloth is wire mesh that consists of either woven or welded wires in a square or rectangular grid that is available in galvanized, stainless steel and bare steel.2  It is manufactured from a stronger gauge metal than chicken wire, (the smaller the gauge, the stronger the mesh) making it a much better choice for flock protection. 1/2" to 1/4" galvanized hardware cloth is typically recommended for coops and chicken runs.

Hardware cloth is wire mesh that consists of either woven or welded wires in a square or rectangular grid that is available in galvanized, stainless steel and bare steel.2 It is manufactured from a stronger gauge metal than chicken wire, (the smaller the gauge, the stronger the mesh) making it a much better choice for flock protection. 1/2" to 1/4" galvanized hardware cloth is typically recommended for coops and chicken runs.