Housing & Feeding Your Flock

Your flock needs a safe and comfortable home as well as proper nutrition. This section covers everything you need to know from chicken treats and layer pellets to proper coop building, care, and maintenance.

I have backyard ducks and sometimes it’s difficult to make it home in time to shut the ducks into their house safely for the night or be able to sleep in. Ducks NEED routine! So I created this...
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For some of us sand and concrete are just too expensive, stressful, and a big commitment, But there are other alternatives, some coming at no cost. This time of year especially, good clean...
Clean, healthy bedding is the key to having healthy birds, especially in the winter. Poorly maintained bedding can lead to many health issues such as respiratory problems, mite/lice infestations, etc.
Why is ventilation such a big deal? Because chickens are amazing producers of moisture, ammonia and heat, that's why.
I've been at this "chickens and gardens" thing for a couple of years now and I have to say that my garden has never looked better, and I believe chickens have made the difference.
Keep in mind that chickens like to scratch, and can uproot small plants. It might be a good idea to make a small fence out of chicken wire to protect small plants until they are large enough to...
A chicken that is not provided with adequate enrichment and mental stimulation will be more inclined towards problem behaviors. Feather pecking, bullying, egg eating and even cannibalism are...
Tractor or permanent coop? Let's look at the pros and cons of each...
This is a list of everything you can feed a chicken. Anything on this list is worth a try.
It’s common for people to give their chickens light in the winter, or even all year round. Some chicken-owners aren’t so sure. Here’s a look at both sides to help you make a decision.
Coops are a wonderful thing. They house your flock, protect them, and shelter them in bad weather. However, they're also very confusing. There's different sizes, shapes, and styles. Some work...
As autumn rolls around, and many of us start thinking about the winter ahead, one question seems to come up more than others: Do my chickens need supplemental heat for the wintertime?
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