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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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What are the dos and don’ts of supplemental lighting in the chicken coop?

Dos Make sure that your pullets are at least 20 weeks of age before introducing any artificial lighting in the coop. Why 20 weeks of age? Because 20 weeks of age is the normal age for chickens to start laying. Use an automatic timer so you can ‘set it and forget it’, and to establish consistency with your lighting efforts. It’s recommended to have the timer turn the light on early in the morning until sunrise. For example, if the goal is to provide 15 hours of […]

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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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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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