Keep the poop outta the coop by feeding your poultry outside!...
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6-for-6 This brooder design is intended to be an indoor home for up to 6 chicks for the first 6 weeks of their lives. 6-for-6. Generally speaking chicks should be housed in their brooder for the first six weeks of their lives to keep them safe from the elements and anything that might try to eat them.......
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This is the final part in a three part series on the design of a chicken tractor. The focus of this post will be slightly different in that not all chicken tractors need to adhere to these criteria or constraints. For the Golden Egg experiment we want our tractor to 1) be relatively easy to construct......
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Every chicken tractor needs to provide your hens with adequate space, dry feed, and fresh water. Those are our discussion points this week as we continue our DIY design series. How much space do hens need?...
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The terms Mobile Coop and Chicken Tractor are often used interchangeably. I'm here to tell you that they're not the same thing. Like really, really not the same thing. Learn what the difference is, or at least how we see it....
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There are a bazillion different ways to build a chicken tractor. Do an image search on that term or type it into Pinterest and the list is pretty overwhelming. But all well designed chicken tractors should meet the same basic criteria. In this post we'll give you our list of 9 things every chicken tractor should do and then dive...
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WHO WILL WIN!!? In most backyard flocks the coop is the biggest up front investment. There are a million and one ways to design a coop but really only two categories: fixed or mobile. In this post we’ll briefly discuss basic coop requirements. The larger purpose though is to look at the key differences between fixed......
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For many new chicken owners pasty butt will be the first opportunity to get closely acquainted with chicken poop. Up to this point, other than a little odor, you may have been able to pretend that poop isn’t going to be part of the experience. Well… the honeymoon is over....
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It’s Chick Day! Chick day came and went with no complications, which is not usually my style. Maybe I’m slowly getting better at this! Let’s talk about what we did....
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Have you ever wondered if “those crazy backyard chicken people” are actually onto something? Or do they just have pets with benefits?...
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