Category Archives: BITE-SIZED COOP

How to predator-proof my chicken coop and run?

Protecting your chickens from predators is often a constant battle for chicken keepers. Predators are active both during the day and night, all year long. In the fall, predators get even more aggressive and taking preventative measures is critical. You’ve heard the saying, “The best offense is a good defense” definitely applies to protecting your chickens from predators. Measures you can take to keep your flock safe:   Build a sturdy coop Of course, a sturdy coop isn’t foolproof, but it’s like a Berlin Wall between your […]

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Tips On Building Chicken Coops And Runs

When you’re planning your new backyard chicken coop, remember that you’re building a home for your flock and the more comfortable they feel, the more productive your chickens will be. Have a solid plan before you begin and try to take into account all of the things your hens will need to be happy and healthy. Chickens can be quite picky about their homes. A Fixed or Mobile Chicken Coop? The first decision you will need to make is whether you want a fixed coop or a […]

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Top 6 Benefits To Raise Chickens In Your Backyard

Here’s why having a few chickens in your backyard makes good sense: Admit it, chickens are cute. These cute little birds are full of charm and personality and can be pretty darn smart as well. Building a chicken coop in your backyard is easy, and whether you’re raising chickens for eggs or meat, you’ll find that your new pets will be an endless source of entertainment. Just like people, chickens will develop their own friends, habits and personal quirks. They come in a wide range of different […]

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How To Build A Chicken Coop Off Plans

How To Build A Chicken Coop Off Plans Using plans to build your chicken coop can be a great idea because it saves you the time needed to design one yourself. However, not all plans are created equal and even if you find a good blueprint, you should have a good idea of what you need to build before purchasing any time of plan. If you choose to go with a plan instead of a pre-built chicken pen then you’ll want to be as prepared as possible. […]

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Essential Tips To Building A Chicken Coop From Blueprints

If you’ve decided to build your chicken coop based off of a set of plans or blueprints, the three essentials you can’t ignore prior to building are: creating an open and comfortable area for the chickens, providing a safe pen to house the chickens, and making sure there is plenty of light. The more comfortable your chickens, the happier, healthier, and more productive they’ll be. You’ll want your chicken coop to also provide plenty of ventilation by allowing air to flow freely. Chicken poop and heat can […]

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Top Tips To Building The Perfect Chicken Coop

If you’re in the market to add a chicken coop to your property you won’t have to look far to find many pre-built designs, especially online. However, it’s a good idea to do some research before purchasing online housing for your chickens because there are some bad designs out there and it may become costly if you pick the wrong design. This article will highlight some of the features to look for when seeking a solid chicken coop design. One thing to consider is a design that […]

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Frequency Needed To Clean The Coop

While chickens may be ‘simple’ animals, they still like to feel comfortable and part of that comfort involves keeping your chicken coop clean. A tidy house for your fowl will not only make for happier, more productive chickens but will help fight against disease, flies and vermin. Chicken can be messy, so how often you have to clean the coop depends on how fussy your chickens are. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on the coop as often as possible. At the very least, you […]

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Building A Portable Chicken Coop

Building A Portable Chicken Coop Most people probably prefer a static chicken coop but there are times where a portable chicken coop is necessary. For example, you may need to move the coop to different parts of your property throughout the year or if you transport your chickens often then a portable chicken coop may be necessary and convenient. Fortunately, there are plenty of pre-built portable chicken coops or the designs to help you build one. As with a static chicken coop, you’ll want to make sure […]

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How To Build A Chicken Coop

“Discover How To Easily Build An Attractive And Affordable Backyard Chicken Coop…” Building your own chicken coop will be one of the best decisions you’ll make in your life. Your own backyard chicken coop will provide you with daily fresh organic eggs for the kitchen. It will recycle your families food scraps and produce high quality fertilizer for your garden. Best of all, your family will be proud of the coop that you created with you own two hands. It just makes perfect economic sense to build […]

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