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.
Some tips to help prevent a tragedy.
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.
Keep in mind that chickens like to scratch, and can uproot small plants. It might be a good idea to make a small fence out of chicken wire to protect small plants until they are large enough to...
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...
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...
This question echos throughout the threads of BYC ever fall and early winter. This article addresses the tale of how one VermontGal resolved this question.
Welcome to the FiveHens Run Construction Page! The idea for the run was to give our four hens room to run around in all day as, as I mentioned, we do not plan on letting them do lots of...
NO STRAIN Hot water EASY Fermented Feed Method HOT WATER NO STRAIN FF VIDEO I will add that DH wasn't happy about helping me to video and I also grabbed the first audio on the youtube list!...
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!
Permanent coop vs. Tractor: pros and cons With the rise of backyard chicken popularity, many different housing options, both homemade and manufactured, have become available. It is a difficult...
How to make a chicken run without tools. You only need a pair of scissors or a knive to cut the rope. Last year I decided to make our old party tent of 3x3 meters into a extra run for my...
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.
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