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Predator

Building a Predator Proof Chicken Coop

What on earth had happened? Was all I could ask myself. we had built a chicken coop to teach our kids about sustainable living and responsibility ( not to mention the free eggs!) and we wake up to find some missing.

We live in a highly developed urban area and built a coop in our small backyard so we assumed that nothing could disturb our chickens. However, we were wrong. We had enjoyed our chicken coop so much and I was bound and determined to not let this happen again. This is what I discovered works best to protect your… Continue reading

Common Terms
Dust bath:
A natural way that a chicken protects itself from lice and mites that may invade their feathers and feed on their blood. A chicken will dig a hole in the ground and immerse their bodies in earth that has been loosened. The chicken will rub itself into the dirt until it is content and satisfied of it’s efforts.
Bedding:
Used for the nesting area of the chicken. Usually composed of shavings of wood, haystack pile, or newspaper. Main purpose is for the absorption of droppings and odor. Furthermore, it can act as a cushion for eggs when the hen lays one.
Chicken jokes
Q: Which chicken is at the top of the pecking order?
A: Attila the Hen.