Easy to clean chicken coop
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Easy to clean coop, mama, check thisout!
Easy to clean chicken coop. someday when i have a giant yard.
Perfect for my chick coop planning
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The Egg-Cellent Guide to Chicken Breeds Infographic- i want a chicken coop so bad!
The Egg-Cellent Guide to Chicken Breeds #infographic - Wells Poultry Blog
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The Egg-Cellent Guide to Chicken Breeds - Wells Poultry Blog Since I hope to own my own chickens someday for fresh eggs I might as well read up on types and how-to's.
How would chickens live if they had their druthers? We can find out by looking at the habits and habitat of their wild relatives, the jungle fowl. That fascinating information is reviewed, and used to guide suggestions on how best to provide your chickens with the opportunity to express their natural behaviors. Plus tips on how to make the most of a small space.
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A special chicken garden!
Start a Successful Egg Business that Makes You Money - Photo courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock (HobbyFarms.com)
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7 Important Steps To Prepare Your Chickens For Fall And Winter
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Great chicken breed info
Nesting Box Blend- let herbs and flowers help to keep your chickens pest free.
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Nesting Box Blend- let herbs and flowers help to keep your chickens pest free. Also a wonderful blog on backyard chickens
Treats for Chicken's original Nesting Box Blend is an original signature product that first made adding herbs to the chicken's nests available commercially. Adding herbs to the nesting boxes is very beneficial to egg laying hens. The dried herb mixture promotes relaxation, provides aromatherapy, helps to keep mites and lice out of the boxes.
Dreaming of a green winter: growing sprouts for your chickens (or yourself!)
Dreaming of a green winter: growing sprouts for your chickens (or yourself!)
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Keeping chickens doesn’t have to be costly. From building the coop to keeping it clean, these inexpensive materials will help make your hens feel like queens.
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5 cheap coop maintenance materials Keeping chickens doesn’t have to be costly. From building the coop to keeping it clean, these inexpensive materials will help make your hens feel like queens.
How to Reduce The Flies in Your Backyard Chicken Coop and Run
Chickens require more maintenance than the average pet.
10 Ways to Keep Chickens Healthy -- Community Chickens...oyster shells in self serve basket
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My PVC Chicken Feeder. DIY instructions! I love this fro the oyster shell bar.
PVC pipe cap used to hold oyster shell
The Chicken Chick®: My PVC Chicken Feeder. DIY instructions!
For egg laying hens... While layer feed contains added calcium, an additional source of calcium, such as oyster shells or crushed eggshells, should be made available in a separate dish, apart from the feed.
Calcium pot for chicken coop
An easy and inexpensive way to keep chickens from eating the veggies in raised beds! Chickens, the buffet is closed!
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Greneaux Gardens: How to Chicken Proof a Vegetable Garden
The Chicken Chick®: Chickens' Soup, A Healthy Winter Treat for Chickens
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Seed the run and keep the box there, chickens can't get at the root! Click on link for a healthy grass seed mixture recipe for chickens!
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Re-seeding the chicken pasture - Great idea!
Reseeding the Chicken Run - Such and Such Farm Another good idea was to leave wire mesh on the ground so the grass can grow through but the chickens can't scratch and disturb the roots.
Seed the run and keep the box there, chickens can't get at the root! Click on link for a healthy grass seed mixture recipe for chickens! That's actually a pretty good idea
Creating a Chicken Salad Bar
Since feathers consist of 85% protein, feather production places great demands on a chicken's energy and nutrient stores. We can help them keep up with those demands by increasing their protein intake during the molt. I created a recipe for muffins that are high in protein, using primarily ingredients that they would naturally seek-out during a molt.
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Molt Muffins can help Chickens with added protein during a molt.
Molt Muffins Recipe by The Chicken Chick®: for Chickens during Molting Season.
Frustrated with your chickens' water constantly freezing during the winter months? Here are some old fashioned ways to keep your chickens' water from freezing. How To Keep Your Chickens' Water From Freezing | areturntosimplici...
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Frustrated with your chickens' water constantly freezing during the winter months? Here are some old fashioned ways to keep your chickens' water from freezing. How To Keep Your Chickens' Water From Freezing | areturntosimplicity.com
Describes why it's important to keep chicken coops well ventilated (even in winter) and how much ventilation is generally necessary.
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Describes why it's important to keep chicken coops well ventilated (even in winter) and how much ventilation is generally necessary - via Better Hens and Gardens
Keeping my chickens comfy!
Keep Coops Ventilated - Especially in Cold Weather! ^
Ventilate Your Coop (Especially In Winter) via Better Hens and Gardens
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Organic, free-range, homegrown chickens and their eggs can be expensive! But here's 5 tips to help keep costs down
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Organic, free-range, homegrown chickens and their eggs can be expensive! 5 WAYS TO FEED CHICKENS ON BUDGET. Organic, free-range, homegrown chickens and their eggs will never be cheaper than the grocery store (for us anyway). That doesn’t mean we can’t save a little money and still feed our ladies quality food, even in the middle of winter. We purchase organic layer feed from our local farm store, using egg money. This feed and clean water is available 24/7 in a wall feeder in the coop. We are lucky that our local farm store carries an organic variety of chicken layer feed, as well as organic chick starter and meat bird feed. The feed runs us about $20 a for a 40-pound bag and lasts about 3 months for 4 birds. When we first got our birds, I mixed grit and calcium into their feed. Now I realize there are ways to supplement in those areas, too. Read on. THE LADIES GET TABLE SCRAPS. We have a nice little compost bucket on our kitchen counter that sits right between the sink and the backdoor. Nearly all food scraps go into this compost bin and are emptied once a day in the chicken run. You would be amazed at how much these girls can put down, and how awesome it is that these scraps aren’t heading to the landfill. There are some things chickens shouldn’t eat (GO HERE), and those things go to our backyard compost bin. FREE RANGE THOSE BIRDS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! One way to supplement a chicken’s diet, and to ease your feed bill, is to get those girls out in your yard, even in the snow! They will pick up bugs and weeds – valuable for their balanced diet – and will also be happier and healthier by getting a little exercise. The nature of the bird is to free range and if you can provide them that opportunity, even in the winter, they will naturally supplement their own diets by foraging. If you don’t have a fenced yard, or your birds are still young and you’re not sure if you can trust them, you can make or purchase a movable chicken tractor. We made ours from leftover chicken wire and wood from the scrap pile. We use this in the summer when we free range our ladies in the front yard. DON’T BUY GRIT. If you are free ranging your birds for a good amount of time in the yard, they will easily pick up pebbles and grit as they forage. There’s no need to spend a few bucks on grit to mix in with their food. We didn’t know this at first, and mixed grit into their feed each day. FEED THEM THEIR EGG SHELLS AND SAVE ON CALCIUM. Chickens can eat egg shells! In fact, it gives them an extra calcium boost and makes their shells stronger. Calcium, also called oyster shell, is kind of expensive and must be mixed in with the feed. At our house, all egg shells get crushed and put into our kitchen compost bin for the girls. It’s fun to watch them fight over the egg shells when we dump the bucket. And no, we don’t have any egg eaters as a result. TALK TO YOUR LOCAL FEED COMPANY ABOUT DAMAGED PACKAGING. If you know someone who works at a feed company and you aren’t too concerned about feeding a 100% organic diet, you might consider contacting the feed company about their damaged bags of bird seed and feed. This stuff is perfect for a scratch treat! On occasion, our local feed company will have ripped or torn bags of general or all-purpose bird seed or feed that they must throw away. Instead, John and I score a 50-pound bag every year or so to feed to our chickens as scratch. Sometimes we have to purchase the seed at a very deep discount, other times it’s free. GET CRACKED CORN FROM A LOCAL FARMER FOR SCRATCH. We know several farmers who we feel comfortable visiting each fall around harvest time for a few 5 gallon buckets of cracked corn. Under the augers, bins, and grain dryers at a farm you’ll find little piles of cracked corn that is crushed as it passes from one spot to the next. This cracked corn usually goes to the farmer’s animals or to birds and other wildlife. Farmers in our area are more than willing to let us take this cracked corn for free for our chickens. We mix it with their feed (if we need to stretch it a bit further) or simply scatter it in the lawn for them to scratch at. How do you feed your backyard chickens on a budget?
A neat idea for my old ladder.
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This Old Coop -- Community Chickens. Use an old ladder as a roost.
Wooden ladder chicken roost
Pretty and compact urban coop.
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Ideal chicken coop for my lifestyle - nestled near the house, lovely little run and easy egg box! Brilliant!
love the doors and cozy feel.
The chickens living in the Ritz. Nice light and low impact.
access doors with windows
South City Coop Plans | Backyard Chickens
Herbs for Spring Eggs and Breeding by Susan Burek, Herbalist from the April/May…
Nutritious tea made from dried alfalfa is good for the whole flock, but especially beneficial for producing and broody hens to keep them healthy during the breeding season.
Herbs for Spring Eggs and Breeding by Susan Burek, Herbalist from the April/May, 2010 issue of Backyard Poultry
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This is the chicken run on the back of the urban coop. Perfect for enjoying fresh eggs from your own chickens! Made by fellow Pinner @bob Bowling
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Chicken house! Design by Bob Bowling Rustics
Chicken Coop Design by Bob Bowling Rustics
Cool doll house idea
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chicken coop ideas for our future chickens!
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Bob Bowling Rustics - would make a cute dog house for Sadie. ;)
Bob Bowling Rustics - short chicken coop but I like it.
Really good info on chickens and how to deal with eggs.
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Free range and happy hens, what to do about the bears?
Chickens and the Coop by Open Gate Farm, via Flickr
Backyard chicken coops
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Many many plans for outdoor buildings http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension-aben/buildingplans/miscellaneous
Breaking a Dog from Killing Chickens