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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.

Many people think treats are BAD for chickens and that you should not feed them to your flock but treats are not bad for your chickens as long as you don't feed them to much hear are some treats...
An easy guide to sprouting lentils for your birds and for you
The making of a crow box for a rooster that you don't want to taste in a soup.
This article describes how I built an automatic chicken coop door using a DC motor and a raspberry PI control it.
Well finished the coop this week and put the chicks outside today. They are having trouble finding the watering cups so any help with that would be greatly appreciated. Here are some pics of the...
I started out building a standard cube style nest box and quickly realized that a roll out nest box is a much better solution. You get clean eggs and less chance for a hen to get the urge to eat...
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...
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...
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? I'm here...
I put together a little video showing how you can make an automatic chicken door with a power car antenna and a timer in hopes it inspires others to do the same!
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...
Some tips to help prevent a tragedy.
An overview of all feed options that are appropriate at different ages. This article is meant to provide a basic outline for you to further research what feed will be best for your flock.
A How-to Article Link to my three coop pages: [URL]https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-coop-journey[/URL] My pond coop. The side walls of the coop are 8 feet tall, plus the eaves and the roof. The...
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