Backyard Chickens

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Hundreds of Unwanted Backyard Chickens Are Ending Up at Animal Shelters

Have a plan in place for proper management of your flock
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 3:15 PM

An interesting article about the increase of backyard chickens being housed at animal shelters and rescue groups.  Its a good idea to have a plan in place and the community connections to help manage your flock for both the short term and long term aspects of raising chickens. Do you know what you will do with your chickens once they stop laying?

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6 Coop-Winterizing Chores

Get your chicken house in order for the coming cold
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 8:15 PM
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Strawbale Chicken Coop

A permaculture perspective to construction
Monday, September 3, 2012, 6:13 PM
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DIY Simple Chicken Waterer

Conserve water and time with this simple setup
Monday, July 23, 2012, 9:16 PM

Poultry nipples are metal and plastic valves that dispense a drop of water when they are pecked.  They provide an economical way to provide fresh, clean water to your chickens on a continuous basis.  This not only saves the producer time, but also helps ensure the health of your flock.  As any experienced backyard chicken owner knows, keeping a clean water source is a tedious process involving cleaning out the waterers at least once every day.  Chicken nipples can be threaded into the bottom of a 2 or 5 gallon bucket, as we have done here, or you can rig up more complex systems attached to PVC pipe. » Read more