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    How to Grow Chicken Grass Window Boxes: My chickens favorite treat!

    Growing chicken grass in window boxes for your chickens is super easy and a very healthy treat for them. See below for step by step instructions on how to grow chicken grass for your flock. If you love my chicken coop be sure to check out my article on Chicken Coop Construction: How to Build a Predator Proof Chicken Coop Step 1: Build a shelf for your chicken grass window boxes Many animals around your coop will be attracted to the seeds and will dig in the window boxes. Including your chickens if they free range. Keeping them on the ground will not work! I have had much better luck…

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    20 MUST HAVE Products for Chicken Keepers

    In this article you will find the TOP 20 MUST HAVE Products for Chicken Keepers. I have personally used all of these products and highly recommend them for anyone with a flock of backyard chickens. DISCLOSURE: This post contains affiliate links, so we may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through links on our site at no additional cost to you. #1 Brinsea Incubator This little incubator is a rockstar. I have had 100% hatch rates every time I use it. I order hatching eggs from My Pet Chicken and my kids and I have an educational home hatch. Excellent remote learning/homeschooling activity! #2 Brinsea Egg Candler…

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    Chickens & Winter

    Chickens don’t love the snow. They tolerate the cold well but the snow turns them off.  They don’t like to walk in it.  This was the first snow my chickens ever saw.  They stayed on the only grassy area they could find under the big pine tree.  Of course every winter its the same — they don’t leave the coop if there’s even a dusting of snow.  Continue reading about Chickens & Winter below. Winter Modifications to the Coop Typical winter modifications to the coop and run are easy. You need to: Protecting Chicken Combs in Winter During very cold temps you may notice your chickens combs becoming purple and…

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    Chicken Coop Construction: How to Build a Predator Proof Chicken Coop

    (Backyard Chickens 2017 2nd place Coop Contest Winner!) In this article you will find: Our chicken coop began its life as an old, sad, playhouse that we considered demolishing several times.  When we decided to get chickens I began researching chicken coop construction. I fell in love with the idea of having an adorable and functional space for my flock.  Most of the pre-fab coops you can buy online are very small and didn’t look very sturdy or predator proof.  We have 20 acres of woods behind our house predator proof was a must.  And so it began — turning the sad playhouse into a safe place for our hens. As…