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.

This is a list of everything you can feed a chicken. Anything on this list is worth a try.
The chicken nesting box is where your hen will do her most important work, so make sure it's a place in which she'll feel comfortable.
Deep Litter Method is basically a method in which you allow your coop litter to build up over a period of time.
The indoor air temperature in your coop is determined by how much heat is coming in from various sources and how much is going out. Learn how to manage a coop in very cold climates.
Everyone who has a small flock of chickens should raise mealworms, not because chickens need them, but because they love them.
Using Sand as a floor covering in my coops has been one of the BEST decisions I have made in terms of how to properly care for my chickens; open-air coops is the other.
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...
Why is ventilation such a big deal? Because chickens are amazing producers of moisture, ammonia and heat, that's why.
If you confine your chickens to a run, you are quite likely to have a mud problem eventually...
Uses for an using Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
What is important is how much space is available when they need it. Whether that space in in your coop, coop and run, or they sleep in trees and totally free range doesn’t matter...
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.
Learn how to raise mealworms without much trouble.
Gardening with chickens can be a pleasure as well as a frustration and challenge. Here is a list of plants from my garden (USDA zone 9 - 10/ Sunset zone 22) that I have had success with my...
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