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Building a Chicken Coop ? Construction Terms

Are you planning on building a chicken coop but get confused on some of the terminology? I want to share these basic terms you might want to know and what they mean to you when you’re building a chicken coop.

Truss

A truss on any structure is at the top of the roof a frame. The truss when building a chicken coop will also be located at the top of your roof. The truss can be pre-fabricated or built in place the trusses add stability and shape to your roof.

Studs

A stud is a single piece of lumber that… Continue reading

Important Terms To Know About Raising Chickens : chickens eggs

Raising chickens is incredibly fun and very rewarding.  They are amazing pets and are unfortunately underrated and not thought of as first options by people looking to buy pets.  They are very friendly, deliver fresh eggs and also make great gardeners.  Your chickens will fertilize your plants and kill pest and bugs in your yard for you.  I have put together a list of common words used when talking about chickens that will be important to know if you are getting into the wonderful world of chicken raising.

Bantam – A small chicken that is roughly… Continue reading

Common Terms
Nest box:
Basically a nest built for chicken to lay its eggs. As a minimum one nesting box is needed for 4 hens.
Scratch:
A treat made for chickens that are composed of different kinds of grains; this is the one that is scattered on the ground. It can also be referred to as the behavior chickens make wherein they use their claws to dig up either worms, bugs, rocks, and tiny little insects that are inside the ground.
Chicken jokes
Q: Which chicken is at the top of the pecking order?
A: Attila the Hen.