Posts Tagged "Backyard"

Windows and Light Considerations in your coop

»Posted by on May 15, 2011 in Raising Chickens | 0 comments

Windows and Light Considerations in your coop

Creating a backyard hen house might be a great deal easier if you keep a few points in your mind as well as stick to a plan if building yourself. There are a few things I don’t often see mentioned when talking about the process to effectively build a chicken coop. Let’s Start –  These are a couple of issues I wondered about before I had my chickens and which are quite important to keep in mind as ultimately they should help your hens to lay eggs and stay healthy. Strategize what to do for your Windows Before Building All chicken houses need some sort of light and ventilation. With smaller coops the light might just come in from their open door and ventilation from smaller holes secured with hardwire cloth but for larger coops you will most...

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A few pointers about raising chickens

»Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in Raising Chickens | 0 comments

Raising chickens can be a wonderful hobby; within one small feathery package you get Entertainment – just sit and watch your chickens for an hour and you will see what I mean Eggs – perhaps the ultimate ‘gift’ any pet can give Droppings – not what some would see as a bonus but if you garden, or know someone who does, these can in many ways be as vaulable as the eggs Bug Patrol – not many creepy crawlies are going to survive when your chickens are out and about! They also offer many other ‘gardening’ types of services (pecking, scratching, digging) which can be helpful in the right situation (but not so much if you have just planted some seedlings). With all these benefits it can be tempting to just jump in and buy...

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