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.

Record lows in the area have brought our chickens to an indignant resolution to stay in their coops.
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.
If you confine your chickens to a run, you are quite likely to have a mud problem eventually...
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.
Chicken Safe Plants

There are plenty of lists of toxic and unsafe plants for chickens, but it is very hard to find plant options that can be used in your chicken area. I have compiled a list of...
Winter Proofing Your Coop - Why and How



Winter is a beautiful season. Ice decorates the trees and snow covers the ground. However, if you are not prepared for the wet, cold weather, it can...
Everyone who has a small flock of chickens should raise mealworms, not because chickens need them, but because they love them.
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.
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...
Whether you're just starting out with your first flock of chickens, ducks, geese etc. or have been raising poultry for a long time, you may be wondering… does a mixed flock really work?

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