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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.

This is a list of everything you can feed a chicken. Anything on this list is worth a try.
The making of a crow box for a rooster that you don't want to taste in a soup.
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...
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...
Everyone who has a small flock of chickens should raise mealworms, not because chickens need them, but because they love them.
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.
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.
Tractor or permanent coop? Let's look at the pros and cons of each...
Uses for an using Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
Why is ventilation such a big deal? Because chickens are amazing producers of moisture, ammonia and heat, that's why.
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...
DIY automatic pop hole opener

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