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Mites and lice: Protecting and treating your flock.
One of the many benefits of raising chickens is composting with chickens!
Fun Facts Here: Chickens have a great memory. They can distinguish between over 100 different faces of people or animals.
A fun cute portable chicken coop cottage! Light and functional.
a coop for five chickens designed in Google Sketchup
A few years ago my wife got the bug to keep chickens and last year she got busy researching coops, urban chicken keeping, etc. We live in the suburbs but we are permitted to keep a small flock. After clearing it with our neighbors and writing...
Chicks love it!
Thanks to all at BYC for advice and tips. Also thanks to BYC for the #1 vote in Coop Design Contest!
This originally started out as a wood shed, so there are no early construction pictures. This was built using 22...
Sunrise Chicks Chicken Coop
I got the basic plans for my coop from [URL]http://msucares.com/pubs/plans/6248.pdf[/URL] .
These plans gave me a general starting point. This was the first time I had built any structure. My father was a carpenter, so I guess...
After deciding we were hooked on hatching we decided
to build a durable brooder that we could us over and over.
We decided to make it in 2 sections that could be taken
apart for cleaning.
We first built the bottom...
Raccoons (Procyon Lotor) a.k.a. Coons are one of the best known and easily recognised non-domesticated chicken predators.
MY NEW 4x8 COOP
Well it's done, and I managed to get the tenants moved in and they are happy!
With my latest additions of a quad of Black Orpingtons and my New Silver Laced Wyandottes I had decided to make them a brand new Coop all...
Raising your baby chicks - A quick, short, instructional guide
Here's my coop, some of the contruction of and a few extra pics of some inovations I'm using.
I built my coop kinda like a modular type home. All constructed separate, the base, rafters and each wall framed, adding interior sheathing and rigid...
A guide to understanding and dealing with roosters and their behaviour
These pages provide information about some of the predators & pests that might impact your backyard chickens.