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.

Why there is no one simple answer—but lots of interesting ones!
Turkey grit in chicken run
Circuits for a homemade electric fence charger and a smartphone remote controlled coop door.
We all know that calcium is required for egg shell production. If we have a hen that lays soft or thin shelled eggs we boost her calcium intake. So what should we be giving our flock to assist our...
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] My pond...
Halloween is coming! You know what that means: Candy! And some chicken fun!
In some parts of the eastern USA, the American Persimmon Diospyros virginiana is a dioecious tree species capable exceeding 60 feet in height with potential value to chicken keepers, especially on...
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...
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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 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!
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