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a coop for five chickens designed in Google Sketchup
Mites and lice: Protecting and treating your flock.
These pages provide information about some of the predators & pests that might impact your backyard chickens.
Raising your baby chicks - A quick, short, instructional guide
Playhouse Chicken Coop: By Dennis
This coop was designed to satisfy the esthetic requirements of my neighbors who were naturally concerned about living next door to a chicken keeper. Images of Grapes of Wrath surely were conjured. After Backyard...
Maurice, The Car Chicken Coop
(A note from the BYC Staff: If you are visiting us and don't yet have chickens please visit our how to raise chickens section to see how fun and easy it can be!)
Michael Thompson lives in the heart of the Norfolk...
Submitted by John Riddell.
A chicken can open it herself by stepping on the platform.
"When she stands on the platform the door opens. It means pests can't get to the food, so less wastage. She took about three weeks to learn to use it."
The Portable Coop!
I wanted to make a portable Coop that we could move around the property so that the chickens would have fresh ground to live on every few days. I started construction in our small one stall garage out in the shop. We only...
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...
A step-by-step guide to making your own egg candler
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...
One of the many benefits of raising chickens is composting with chickens!
The Chicken Garden
by Mike & Christine
One of the greatest benefits to raising chickens is the abundance of fertilizer they so freely provide while eating weeds and bugs. So it only makes sense that chickens and gardens should go together. Or...
Vent Gleet is a chronic disease of the cloaca, also called the "vent" ,"butt", or as my 5 year old sons suggests "The Tweeter".
Raccoons (Procyon Lotor) a.k.a. Coons are one of the best known and easily recognised non-domesticated chicken predators.