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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 […]

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 […]

Protecting Your Chickens From Predators

Aside from deciding on a coop design, size and the materials you will use to build housing for your chickens, you’ll also need to protect your coop from chicken predators. Protected from the weather as well as predators. First you’ll need to determine which natural chicken predators are potentially a problem in your region. This […]

Building A Chicken Coop

My short article on building coops that are on the small size to raise chickens in yesterday stirred quite a few questions, so I’ll try to elaborate on the difference between stationary coops and mobile chicken coops to help you make your decision on which to build. Building Coops: First Decision, Mobile Or Fixed? A […]

How Not to Get Stung

Bee Stings Can Be Deadly. This information is mostly helpful to novice bee keepers or those just learning about the hobby and harvest of keeping bees on your property. How to Get to the Honey Combs Safely In the old days, when collecting wild honey without finesse of any sort, the first blow or intrusion […]