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Rachel Bess Shares Five Things You May Not Have Known About Chickens & Eggs - Chow Bella

See also: A Hipster's Guide to Farm Animals See also: Urban Chickens in Phoenix & Rachel Bess We've all played the "Which came first" game when it.

11 Things to Think About When Picking a Plan for Housing your New Chickens

There are about as many options and opinions about chicken coop plans as there are chickens.

8 Things You Need to Know About Raising Chickens - MoneySavingQueen - March 2012

8 Things You Need to Know Before You Raise Chickens - MoneySavingQueen - April 2014

Kids and chickens...precious

Kids and chickens.

The Egg Plant... surely the 'Waldorf Astoria' of chicken coops :) For more inspiration view the full album on our site at http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/house-hunting/coops-hutches-and-other-pet-accommodation/

The egg plant chicken coop ~ such a cute name and love the color! I also love the garden beds, etc. around the perimeter to keep things from digging in under the fence!

How To: DIY Chicken Nipple Waterers    (I use these - they are awesome!!)

How To: Make Chicken Nipple Waterers - American Preppers Network : American Preppers Network

Jessica and Yianni have also committed to being mostly self-sufficient with their family’s food. They built a 1,200 greenhouse the first year they moved to the property. Inside they grow vegetables, berries and fruit. They also raise chickens, keep bees and make cheese from the milk of their neighbor’s goats and cows.

Tiny House – Jessica Helgerson Interior Design - hen house in winter

"Deciding to Free Range Your Flock:  Often one of the first things a new chicken owner wants to do is let the flock out to free-range. (...)  Before free-ranging your chickens, however, there are some steps you should take to make sure your flock gains the most benefits from free-ranging, that they remain safe, and that they return to the safety of the coop at night."

Here's and article to help you decide whether to free range your flock or not. I have always kept at least one LGD on our less than 10 acre plot. She patrols the grounds all night and keeps one eye & ear open during the day to keep everyone safe!

Murray McMurray Hatchery - Proso- Sow this in the poultry yard- takes 60-70 days to mature, reaches 3-4 feet high, is high protein & make an excellent forage crop for chickens. Grows anywhere.

Murray McMurray Hatchery - Proso- Sow this in the poultry yard- takes days to mature, reaches feet high, is high protein & make an excellent forage crop for chickens. - also known as Common Millet, Hog Millet or White Millet

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