BackYard Chickens - Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance - Recent Changeshttp://www.backyardchickens.com/livefeed.rssTrack the most recent changes to the backyard chickens community with this feedenHuddler 0.1Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:12:32 +0000The dreaded spring cleaning questionhttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160810/the-dreaded-spring-cleaning-question "I use the deep litter method with pine shavings and every 2 weeks i scoop out the poop..."threadSat, 25 Mar 2017 03:39:50 +0000Clark Fowl FansSat, 25 Mar 2017 03:39:50 +0000#204590895Brooder Box http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160795/brooder-box "so the issue around town is where and when to get a brooder box well i thought it might..."threadSat, 25 Mar 2017 02:34:24 +0000candkbowdenSat, 25 Mar 2017 02:34:24 +0000#204590278Motion sensor detecting chicks?http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160794/motion-sensor-detecting-chicks "Hi   Does anyone know if motion sensors like this can be triggered when baby chicks..."threadSat, 25 Mar 2017 02:21:34 +0000mun5Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:21:34 +0000#204590136The She Shed Conversionhttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160782/the-she-shed-conversion "The before"threadSat, 25 Mar 2017 01:17:21 +0000naturegeek168Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:17:21 +0000#204589511where to put the food and waterhttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160720/where-to-put-the-food-and-water "   Would like recommendations on where best to keep my food and water, as well..."threadFri, 24 Mar 2017 20:38:47 +0000rcookiegirlFri, 24 Mar 2017 20:38:47 +0000#204586800MUST. FINISH. COOP! (Done!)http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160673/must-finish-coop-done "So after months of reasearch, and months of labor and more $ than I am willing to admit..."threadFri, 24 Mar 2017 16:54:42 +0000IdyllwildAcresFri, 24 Mar 2017 16:54:42 +0000#204584552Almost finished my first coop, but kinda stuck! Need ideas [With Pictures]http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160667/almost-finished-my-first-coop-but-kinda-stuck-need-ideas-with-pictures "     I have 7 Pekin Bantam chickens that will mvoe in in about 3-5 weeks! The..."threadFri, 24 Mar 2017 16:14:01 +0000SjeddaFri, 24 Mar 2017 16:14:01 +0000#204584079Open front coop done, chicken yard in progresshttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160614/open-front-coop-done-chicken-yard-in-progress " Coop is 6x12. Nest boxes and roost are going in today. Open front faces..."threadFri, 24 Mar 2017 11:52:08 +0000wyldflwrFri, 24 Mar 2017 11:52:08 +0000#204581611straw bedding for deep litter method??http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160591/straw-bedding-for-deep-litter-method "I'm planning on building my coop with a dirt floor and using the Dlm method .Question..."threadFri, 24 Mar 2017 04:42:55 +0000greghostFri, 24 Mar 2017 04:42:55 +0000#204580780Track for guillotine pop doorhttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160584/track-for-guillotine-pop-door "Hello, I plan to install a guillotine style pop door. I'm going to use it with an..."threadFri, 24 Mar 2017 03:53:47 +0000LeigtiFri, 24 Mar 2017 03:53:47 +0000#204580396Help!! Is this coop going to be too small?http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160507/help-is-this-coop-going-to-be-too-small "I bought some chicks after a few years hiatus from chicken rearing so I am a bit rusty...."threadThu, 23 Mar 2017 21:22:23 +0000TheRedStarGirlThu, 23 Mar 2017 21:22:23 +0000#204575937Recycled coop- Upgrade advice! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160492/recycled-coop-upgrade-advice " We were given this beauty and I'm trying to find the best way to make it work for our..."threadThu, 23 Mar 2017 20:11:24 +0000KTDennisThu, 23 Mar 2017 20:11:24 +0000#204575179Chicks in coophttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160479/chicks-in-coop "Will this be ok for my 3.5 week old chicks? "threadThu, 23 Mar 2017 19:07:02 +000013BettysThu, 23 Mar 2017 19:07:02 +0000#204574448Home sweet homehttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160468/home-sweet-home "Other than a few finishing touches, our coopnamd run is complete! Now, when can I move..."threadThu, 23 Mar 2017 18:22:55 +0000sally585Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:22:55 +0000#204573851New roosthttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160432/new-roost "We need to make a new bigger roost for both the outside run and inside the coop. What..."threadThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:26:06 +0000millerchixThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:26:06 +0000#204572512Roll out egg nesting boxhttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160430/roll-out-egg-nesting-box "For those of you with roll out egg nesting boxes, what do you use for nesting? I'm..."threadThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:19:15 +0000Old McDonald77Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:19:15 +0000#204572429dust binhttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160414/dust-bin "Do I really need a dust bin in my run? Should I keep the grass on the run or remove it? "threadThu, 23 Mar 2017 14:59:35 +0000larryd01Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:59:35 +0000#204571494Spacehttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160386/space "If I want the most floor space I Can how high should i put the poop tray in my coop so..."threadThu, 23 Mar 2017 10:38:06 +0000worms7Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:38:06 +0000#204569258Ideas or thoughts about adding into existing coop!http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160364/ideas-or-thoughts-about-adding-into-existing-coop " This is our existing coop. We would like to take the nesting box off the back and..."threadThu, 23 Mar 2017 05:03:01 +0000kaylabeans28Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:03:01 +0000#204568368My new chicken coop http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160343/my-new-chicken-coop "We're new to raising chickens and here's our coop that I built last weekend from..."threadThu, 23 Mar 2017 02:22:15 +0000pippins71Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:22:15 +0000#204566409Not sure about safe insulationhttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160324/not-sure-about-safe-insulation "I was wondering if anyone knew if it is safe, in a nontoxic way, to use roofing paper..."threadThu, 23 Mar 2017 01:18:12 +0000jennysbroodThu, 23 Mar 2017 01:18:12 +0000#204565551Should I even insulate with R-6 styrofoam boards?! Or no?http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160283/should-i-even-insulate-with-r-6-styrofoam-boards-or-no "My husband and I are bumping heads here...   He doesn't think I need a lot of..."threadWed, 22 Mar 2017 22:42:19 +0000rehric00Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:42:19 +0000#204563828Here's My Coop Plan but a Few Questionshttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160243/heres-my-coop-plan-but-a-few-questions "Hi All,   I'm a new member on this site and new to chickens but have been doing my..."threadWed, 22 Mar 2017 19:40:52 +0000PatinasWed, 22 Mar 2017 19:40:52 +0000#204561934How do I set up these nesting boxes?http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160173/how-do-i-set-up-these-nesting-boxes "See the photo, not exactly like ours but close....these old school metal nesting boxes..."threadWed, 22 Mar 2017 15:05:56 +0000EggstravertWed, 22 Mar 2017 15:05:56 +0000#204559000Large run - raised floor or other material?http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160140/large-run-raised-floor-or-other-material "We have two coops and about 30 chickens in a fenced enclosure that is about 250 sq m or..."threadWed, 22 Mar 2017 12:28:48 +0000TiggersWed, 22 Mar 2017 12:28:48 +0000#204557441Changing up the coophttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160138/changing-up-the-coop "May be way over thinking this but... I am thinking about opening up moving things..."threadWed, 22 Mar 2017 11:00:49 +0000Kneiley1Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:00:49 +0000#204557001Sunnydale (A-Frame / swingset coop) http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160114/sunnydale-a-frame-swingset-coop "The college kids came over on Spring break and got or coop and run framed out. Still..."threadWed, 22 Mar 2017 05:24:06 +0000tifanicoleWed, 22 Mar 2017 05:24:06 +0000#204556384Simple, Cheap Design Challengehttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160088/simple-cheap-design-challenge "I am looking for some ideas on how to construct a coop with minimal assembly and..."threadWed, 22 Mar 2017 02:15:04 +0000timidladyWed, 22 Mar 2017 02:15:04 +0000#204554590Can I turn an old "outhouse" into a coop with outdoor access?http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160020/can-i-turn-an-old-outhouse-into-a-coop-with-outdoor-access "We've decided to start a little flock of our own with 6 hens and are working on coop..."threadTue, 21 Mar 2017 21:14:22 +0000GladstonechicksTue, 21 Mar 2017 21:14:22 +0000#204551044Need a durable floor material for shoveling.http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160002/need-a-durable-floor-material-for-shoveling "My cheap coop I bought on the internet is too small now! My birds won't go in at night..."threadTue, 21 Mar 2017 20:01:05 +0000RichMTue, 21 Mar 2017 20:01:05 +0000#204550121How should I plan my pigeon loft? http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160000/how-should-i-plan-my-pigeon-loft "Can someone provide me with like a checklist of things my pigeons NEED in their loft..."threadTue, 21 Mar 2017 19:47:17 +0000CascadiaRiverTue, 21 Mar 2017 19:47:17 +0000#204550001Planting Flowers?http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1159984/planting-flowers "I am not exactly sure if this is the right place to post this, but there wasn't really..."threadTue, 21 Mar 2017 17:43:55 +0000kelsieann124Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:43:55 +0000#204548942Is Sand cooler?http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1159970/is-sand-cooler "Hi All, I'm in the planning stages of my first chicken adventure, and am considering..."threadTue, 21 Mar 2017 16:48:14 +0000L2flyTue, 21 Mar 2017 16:48:14 +0000#204548312Tunneling crittershttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1159947/tunneling-critters "Will this keep critters from tunneling into my coop? I am debating this vs putting a..."threadTue, 21 Mar 2017 15:06:54 +0000chimama26Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:06:54 +0000#204547105Nesting boxes: On the floor or on the wall?http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1159876/nesting-boxes-on-the-floor-or-on-the-wall "My chickens have been laying very few eggs. That's not the point, but some friends..."threadTue, 21 Mar 2017 03:13:47 +0000BYCforlifeTue, 21 Mar 2017 03:13:47 +0000#204542799Help a newbie with some general questions...Pleashttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1159864/help-a-newbie-with-some-general-questions-pleas "Hi All First time poster and kinda a newbie. Growing up we raised RIR's but haven't had..."threadTue, 21 Mar 2017 02:28:16 +0000nasr69Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:28:16 +0000#204542155Gaps in wood flooringhttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1159850/gaps-in-wood-flooring "Hi everyone, There are large gaps between the 2x6s in my coop flooring. The shavings I..."threadTue, 21 Mar 2017 01:19:40 +0000chickens r lifeTue, 21 Mar 2017 01:19:40 +0000#204541355Saving Money!http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1159834/saving-money "Hoqdy y'all ☺ I'm not sure if I've picked the right spot to post this, but please..."threadTue, 21 Mar 2017 00:08:13 +0000DonnaFreakTue, 21 Mar 2017 00:08:13 +0000#204540511Help planning to enlarge the Garden Coophttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1159820/help-planning-to-enlarge-the-garden-coop "I am planning on building an enlarged Garden Coop (<a href="http://www.thegardencoop.com" target="_blank">www.thegardencoop.com</a>).   Basically,..."threadMon, 20 Mar 2017 22:47:01 +0000fightingbunnyMon, 20 Mar 2017 22:47:01 +0000#204539593