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The Right Type of Chicken Coop House

Without any doubt, a chicken backyard without a chicken coop housing the said chickens is either an exercise in futility or a really big backyard. If you own a ranch somewhere out of the country, the latter’s probably the case, but if you’re like everybody else, then you probably have a small, narrow excuse for a backyard at your disposal. If that’s the way things are, then you will need a coop to house your birds.

The one thing to remember is that you’ll be keeping your chickens here. They’ll eke out most of their lives inside your chicken coop,… Continue reading

Chicken Pen Plans – 3 Tips For Choosing the Right Chicken Pen Plans : chicken house

Have you been thinking about raising chickens? If so, you will definitely need some sort of chicken pen to provide shelter for your chickens. There are so many different styles of pens so how do you choose which chicken pen plans will work best for you? Here are a few tips to help you decide.

1. How many chickens will you raise? This is probably the most important factor to consider. If you do not have room to keep more than about four or five chickens (or do not want a lot of chickens), then you may want to look… Continue reading

Choosing the Right Size For Your Chicken Coop

Before you start the building process, one of the most important things is that you’re choosing the right size for your chicken coop. Individuals who do not put enough time and consideration into this process often find that they build a chicken coop that does not meet their needs properly.

If you build it too small your chickens will not be laying eggs properly, so it’s vital you’re making sure you’re doing what you need to correctly to get your daily supply of fresh eggs like you wanted.

Here are the main things that will factor into you choosing the… Continue reading

Choosing the Right Size For Your DIY Chicken Coop

As you get set to build a chicken coop it’s vital that you’re making sure it’s the right size. If you aren’t taking the time to put some consideration into this there is a much higher chance that your chickens will not lay eggs on a continual basis, hence you’re going to run into a number of problems. There are a couple of contributing factors that will go into deciding which is the right size to build your DIY chicken coop, so understanding them all is important. Here are the main ones you should consider.

Number of Chickens You Want… Continue reading

Amish Chicken Coops – 4 Easy Steps to Get the Job Done Right!

Amish Chicken Coops are the sturdiest coops in use today, due to the Amish style of construction. With the right plan, this type of construction is very straightforward. Let’s find out about 4 easy steps to make sure the job gets done right!

1. Decide the size of your coop and how many will you build

The size of the coops depends primarily on the number of chickens you plan to raise. If you are interested in portability, a smaller size coop would be better. If you start small and increase your flock, you can expand by building duplicates of… Continue reading

How to Cook Your Eggs the Right Way

Even people who went to cooking school may make mistakes in cooking eggs. These are not terrible mistakes anyway. However, you may try a few suggestions on cooking eggs the better way.

 

Boiling Eggs

 

Boiling eggs does not only mean placing eggs in boiling water for ten minutes. You will know the eggs are boiled perfectly when you see a bright yellow yolk. When the yolk has turned pale yellow and its surface turns greenish, it is overcooked.

 

The best way to boil eggs, use a large pot with space big enough to hold the eggs. Ideally,… Continue reading

Which Chicken Coop Design Is Right For You? – A Look at Different Types of Chicken Coops : chicken coops

Caring for chickens requires an area that will protect them from external elements, such as wild animals that can hurt or kill them, an area where they can be easily kept in comfort and convenience, and an area where eggs can be efficiently collected.

Making a coop is the perfect way to satisfy these three requirements for improved chicken care. A chicken house is a small dwelling place for animals, which provides a nesting place for chickens without compromising their freedom. Different types of coops exist today, most of them created not just by professionals, but also by simple owners… Continue reading

Common Terms
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.
Rooster:
A male chicken.
Chicken jokes
Q: Why did the unwashed chicken cross the road twice?
A: Because he was a dirty double crosser.