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.

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!
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...
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...
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?
Some tips to help prevent a tragedy.
This is a list of everything you can feed a chicken. Anything on this list is worth a try.
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.
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.
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...
Keeping chickens safe and healthy over the colder months is a big concern for their keepers as winter and the extreme weather conditions experienced in certain parts of the world can cause...
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