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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."
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...
Most people think of chickens as backyard roamers, or maybe the next item on the dinner plate. But there is another way to own chickens, and that way is raising them to be your companion.
The fisher cat (Martes pennanti), also known as the "pekan cat", or "black cat", is a large, dark coloured, furry member of the weasel family.
Maurice, The Car Chicken Coop Michael Thompson lives in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, and has just finished converting a dead 1970 Morris Traveller into to a hen house and four ex-battery chickens now call it home! Michael (who is also a 1970...
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...
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...
Wichita Cabin Coop - Boise Adaptation Many thanks to the Baldessari Clan for posting the photos of their Wichita Cabin Coop. We took their idea and ran it with a very few minor changes to account for my lower level of DIY expertise. You can...
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...
The chicken is a social bird that enjoys the company of its flock. Many social animals work out a hierarchy, and the chicken is no exception. The hierarchy created is a means of attaining and keeping order.
Sorry about the title of this page... I couldn't help myself! I did a search for chicken nipples online and came up with some pretty crazy things!!!!! Beware if you try to search for these! Anyway, here is my new waterer for the chickens... I...
Our Recycled Shed Coop It Starts With an Idea and a Run-Down Shed: When we first started to discuss our chicken adventure this winter, I guess we just assumed that my handy hubby would build a coop. But as spring grew near, the cost and chore...
We decided to ask for tips from our friendly and helpful members on how to take care of our beloved flocks.
The finished coop and run. After six weekends of work it's finally done! This is our new chicken coop and run. We used cedar siding and cedar shingles for the roof. We made the run (aka 'The Sunroom') into a semi-greenhouse so it stays dry...
Learn how to raise mealworms without much trouble.
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