Explore Small Chicken Coops, Easy Chicken Coop, and more!

The backyard chickens movement towards self-reliance and sustainability is sweeping the nation. If you have been considering joining in and raising a small flock of your own, you will need to know the basics of chicken keeping and what they need to be happy and healthy.

Chicken Coop Basics

Nesting boxes for chickens A hen house has to be furnished with nesting boxes. They're essential for a proper egg-laying environment. You can buy nest boxes or make your own.

Elevating the watering station helps keep the water clean and free from dirt and debris that the chickens might otherwise scratch up into it. Also surrounding with rocks cuts down on the dust in the water.

An inspiringly clean chicken coop

An easy to clean chicken coop! Love the way this person has positioned rocks and pebbles around Water-Can ~ no way can chickens kick up dirt from stone and dirty the water.

Easy instructions for pain-free chicken wing clipping - Prevent flight over your fence!  www.BackYardChickens.com

Easy instructions for pain-free chicken wing clipping - Prevent flight over your fence! - Gardening Go

Chicken Coop Disinfectant Recipe - orange peels steeped in vinegar for a month, then put in a spray bottle. My all-natural store-bought poultry protector smells like that, no wonder. Making my own would be much less expensive. It is sprayed inside the coop when I clean it to discourage mites, fleas, bugs, etc.

Chicken Coop Disinfectant Recipe - orange peels steeped in vinegar for a month, then put in a spray bottle. Making my own would be much less expensive. It is sprayed inside the coop when I clean it to discourage mites, fleas, bugs, etc.

How to tell if your chicken is laying or not. Useful article with good pictures. If you are into this sort of thing.

How to tell if your chicken is laying or not. Useful article with good pictures. If you are into this sort of thing. Who knew right?

Raw pumpkin seeds as a natural de-wormer

Pumpkin seeds are a natural de-wormer for chickens and I had one small pumpkin still rolling around the yard from last fall. I cut it open and ground up the guts and seeds in the food processor and fed to the chickens.

The Egg-Cellent Guide to Chicken Breeds Infographic - ruggedthug

The Egg-cellent guide to chicken breeds. a visualisation of some of the most common chicken breeds, detailing important information such as country of origin, size and egg-laying figures.

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Chicken Coop Ideas to Try

I'm going to grow a vine up my coop next year! Chicken Coop Plans - by Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily for Better Homes & Gardens -

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