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.

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...
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.
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.
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] (I am...
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.
The making of a crow box for a rooster that you don't want to taste in a soup.
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!
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 know what you're thinking, roaches?! Yuck! You mean the things that infest houses and are ridiculously hard to kill? But these are not the cockroaches you are imagining. These are dubia roaches,...
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!...
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...
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