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.

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...
Learn how to raise mealworms without much trouble.
Some tips to help prevent a tragedy.
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?
Nesting Boxes: Everything You Need to Know About These Coop Essentials While most chicken keepers are familiar with nesting boxes, some may not know of their importance and significance in the...
This article describes how I built an automatic chicken coop door using a DC motor and a raspberry PI control it.
Halloween is coming! You know what that means: Candy! And some chicken fun!
Everyone who has a small flock of chickens should raise mealworms, not because chickens need them, but because they love them.
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...
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...
Grass for Chickens-Taking a look at the natural health benefit provided by this everyday green We all know that...
A How-to Article Part 1: building a coop Part 2: cold weather care Part 3: poultry and breed selection Link to my three coop pages: [URL]https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-coop-journey[/URL] (I am...
Deep Litter Method is basically a method in which you allow your coop litter to build up over a period of time.
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