In The Coop

Homemade Chick Brooder

Homemade Chick Brooder

I’ve been wanting to build a box type (Ohio) brooder for years. Well, this year I got my lazy butt off the couch and made one. It cost $40 ish and I already had a power cord.

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Homemade Poultry Feeder

Homemade Poultry Feeder

This is a step by step guide on how to make your own homemade poultry feeder for a fraction of the cost of commercially available feeders. I use everyday items that you can pick up at your local ….

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How To Brood Baby Chicks

How To Brood Baby Chicks

So the thought of those cute fluffy chicks has got you placing your order. It’s not your fault, you’re not in control, they are! Those little chicks have a power beyond our understanding …

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Coop Design

Coop Design

Coop design is going to be one of your most important decisions. You’re going to live with it day in, day out. So the smallest problem is going to make you swear on a daily basis, or at least think about bad …

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Should I Heat My Coop?

Should I Heat My Coop?

We all want to protect our birds during the winter. We want to keep them all snuggly and warm, just like us. Do we really need to use heat? Most birds can deal with cold, but can’t deal with drafts and humidity.

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Chicken Feed

Chicken Feed

Chicken Feed Explained Chicken feed comes in different sizes and nutritional formulas for every stage of your chicken's life. MASH – a nutritionally complete poultry food in a ground form. Not my #1 choice, as the birds pick their favourite ingredients. I don’t like...

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How Many Eggs?

How Many Eggs?

Now if you don’t already know, not all hens are created equal. There are many different heritage breeds to choose from that lay eggs of varying sizes and colours. On top of that, each breed produces a different amount of eggs per year. If that isn’t confusing enough...

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Chicken Math

Chicken Math

Be warned, Chicken Math is real. I’ve heard it said dozens of times, “I’m only getting 4 hens”. I said it myself on a poultry forum. Everyone said, "just 4, you'll want more". After a few weeks on the forum asking questions and discovering what was available, I ended...

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