Posts filed under: Coops & Brooders

Coops & Brooders

Anything having to do with the construction, maintenance, and use or coops or brooders and any associated equipment.

Keep the poop outta the coop by feeding your poultry outside!...
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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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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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Hey everybody! It’s been nearly 2 months since I’ve posted.  Terrible, huh? I’ve been asking myself why it’s been that long and the only thing (read as lame excuse) I’ve been able to come up with is that trying to work through three different imaginary test cases on raising poultry from chicks to laying hens......
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I was so proud of that brooder when I finished it. Too bad it was a terrible design. It didn’t fit through the sunroom door, it was drafty, the lid kept closing on my head, I couldn’t reach the corners, and all too soon, the bottom fell completely out of it. Yeah… In our last......
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Our goal here at No Clucking Around is to teach you how to get fresh eggs out of your back yard while optimizing the time and money inputs for your unique situation. Everything we do in pursuit of high-quality fresh eggs from healthy hens is a trade between time and money. Because you can’t minimize them......
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What’s that?  You’ve ordered chicks from a hatchery but have no idea where you going to put them?  Or you’re spouse came home with a box of peeps and a dream?  Don’t panic!  It’s going to be okay.  This isn’t hard, you can do it.  I applaud you for jumping in with both feet! They......
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