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  1. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I am planning to build a chicken coop. Now trying to find out the best way to keep mice/rats away. Any suggestion?
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Is this outback shed with slats a chicken coop? est. late 1880s On another topic... Someone told me the family just had sex in front of the kids in their one room homes. Maybe when they were asleep? No privacy.
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hello friends, This is my set up for keeping my chickens all seasons. Temperature can reaches -43 dregrees in winter. Useful for backyard chickens. All ideas come from my own backyard. Step 1: Build a Chicken Coop with Nesting Boxes for Summer Step 2: Build Chicken Aviary or Chicken Coop Run...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey guys, I had some kind of animal eat through 1/2" OSB that was screwed to 2x4 framing on my chicken coop. It got inside and killed all 12 of my chickens. Entry point was about 24" off the ground and the size of a basketball. No claw marks. No claw prints as it was raining. Didn't really...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What is the best way to secure a chicken house from predators? My wife and I are having a carport put in that we are going to turn into a chicken house. For the past 2 years chicken house security has not been a real issue as the chickens are totally enclosed. The current chicken house is up...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am going to build a Chicken Tractor and get chickens this spring, I would love to see your tractors / coops!! If there is already a thread that is strictly for posting pics like this I apologize, I could not find one. So lets see them!! :thumb:
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    When my wife and I built the chicken coop we knew that one day we would be moving. So the chicken coop was built so that it would fit on a dual axle trailer. The inside of the trailer measured 7 feet, so the coop was built 6 foot 3 inches wide. On July 20, 2013 my plans were put to the test...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I wanted to show off my new chicken coop that I have been working on. It’s a two piece affair with a chicken house and a run built as separate pieces. It will have lattice board on top to keep out critters and it will be enclosed around the base of the chicken house. The house is 4’x4’ and...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Can yall believe it’s been a whole year since my wife and I got our first chicks? For the first few months I posted several videos about building the coop and how the chicks were doing. After the chickens start laying, there is not that much to post about. They are chickens, they do their...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What do you feel is the 'best' size for a nest box? I have been using milk-crates. Some on the floor, some mounted at 1' high, others at 2' high. Some hens will lay eggs in the crates, some will not. I want to encourage brooding and hatching, but few of our hens have gone broody. It was...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I'm hoping some one can help me We're building a chicken coop and I have framed and enclosed everything However I have no idea wehat to do on the inside Do i just build a table with boxes or a perch on it? where do they lay the eggs? This must sound pretty lame, but all of the pictures I've...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Saw many plans. Made a chicken coop. It is 50"x 60" and 5 feet high. Elevated 18" from ground with 4x10 feet run all coverred. There are 4 nesting boxes. Wife wants to order 10 rhode islands. Is the coop big enough? When I did it, i thought she was buying six. Now i think to maybe make second...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This is the best that I've come up with so far for me. We have added three dogs and free ranging is just not an option any longer. With a chicken tractor the birds are confined, but they have fresh grass, greenery and bugs as you move it after they have grazed a place down. I already have a...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Spent the afternoon building nesting boxes for my maturing flock, we should start getting eggs in the next month or so, can't wait to start getting fresh eggs.
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Greetings, Next step in survival preparedness: Chicken Coop building. (I wish I had friends close to help me...hehehehe...I am a one-man show and it is tiring) In all the researches I did, no where it was mentioned about particular precautions about electricity. Do I have to put the electric...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    In this article I hope to talk about how my chickens are doing in the winter time. All of the hens were bought as chicks within two weeks of each other. The first chickens were bought on the last weekend of February 2012, the next batch were bought the first week of March. The final batch were...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Has anyone made a run off of their chicken coop with PVC pipe? The coop has been built, the bottom has been fenced in, now I need a way for the chickens to get out from under the coop. A buddy of mine suggested using PVC pipe instead of treated 2x4s.
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    When I first started looking at building my chicken coop, the first thing I did was go out on the net and look for pictures. There are all kinds of examples out there, but I needed to go cheap. Cheap as in building the window out of scrap material. I see no reason to buy a window, when one can...
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