Tag Archives: Chickens

Chicken Incubator

Now is the time to pull out and check your chicken incubator for spring chicks. Here in Canada I store mine through the winter in its original box and pull it out again in March – right before I begin saving or shopping for fertilized eggs. If you don’t own own there is no better […]

Coop Sickness

Although I have had great success with my chickens in the past there are many illnesses that your flock can become infected with. Honestly and with all sincerity I can say that if you start out with healthy birds from a quality source and keep your coop clean and your chickens without stress, never introducing […]

Taking Care of Young Chicks

Whether you have bought or hatched chickens you’ll need to take specialized care of them until they are at least 4 weeks of age. Once your chickens have hatched, been removed from the incubator and are under the heat lamp you’ll be able to watch them grow with less worry and supervision. As they grow, […]

How to Build a Chicken Coop

Thinking of building your own chicken coop? We did it in a little over a weekend, but it took three adult men, 2 helpers, a lot of steel roofing and timber, 1/2 box of nails, even more screws and (thankfully) some great weather while we were building. I might as well tell you up front […]

Top Tips for Chicken Coop Designs

Whether you live in the country or in the city* you can get fresh eggs out of a backyard chicken coop every morning with minimal cost and chores. Raising chickens is a fun hobby for all age groups and can lead to a small farm income for those willing to put the effort into it. […]

Building A Chicken Coop, the Easy Way

There are thousands of coop plans, designs and ideas for different buildings people the world over use for housing chickens. They range from elaborate two story structures right on down to a small doghouse type dwelling surrounded by a few feet of chicken wire. Before you invest a lot of money and time setting up […]