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Aesthetically appealing, easy cleaning and maintenance, & sturdy to handle those occasional tropical storm conditions here in Florida.
Why is ventilation such a big deal? Because chickens are amazing producers of moisture, ammonia and heat, that's why.
Egg Binding refers to a very serious condition in any female bird that has an egg stuck in the oviduct that she is unable to pass.
A gorgeous mobile chicken coop based on the plans in "Raising Chickens for Dummies" Book
This beautiful coop must be seen and admired. It's definitely a favorite of the community!
Hoop coops are known for being relatively inexpensive and easy to build.
If you confine your chickens to a run, you are quite likely to have a mud problem eventually...
A complete guide to everything "incubation and hatching" including handling shipped eggs.
Uses for an using Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
From Message Board member Kent in WA: "You can make free waterers and feeders for about $4. Check at your local grocery store. If they have a deli or bakery then ask for their buckets. My local Albertsons has all the free buckets you'll ever...
This is where it all began....from a garage we tore down for materials Preasure treated wood on cinder blocks (all from garage tear down) made the floor 8X12 Raising the fist wall (5 foot walls) 2nd Wall (wall w/4 windows) Back wall (2...
Although many people may say egg eating is impossible to break, and to just cull the hen, in many cases this is not true.
Avian pox is a relatively slow-spreading viral disease in birds, characterized by wart-like nodules on the skin and diphtheritic necrotic membranes lining the mouth and upper respiratory system.
A list of information and Frequently Asked Questions about Marek's disease of chickens, as told from a backyard hobbyist point of view.
The coop was designed to house 6-8 chickens and was created from hours of pouring over BYC coop plans. We wanted a structure that would look at home in our part of the country and had conversion potential if this chicken experiment went off the...

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