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Bringing home a peeping box with fluffy little chicks can be scary, but Elizabeth Mack has lots of excellent advice to help you. Photos by author. For new chicken owners, nothing is more exciting — and more terrifying — than bringing baby chicks home for the first time. Hopefully, you’ve done lots of pre-planning, and […]Read more »
Maat van Uitert shares smart instructions for an easy and strong chicken coop. Did you get chickens this spring, and now need a coop for them? Want to build it yourself? In this article, we’ll show you how we built an 8-by-8-foot chicken coop for less than $400! This coop is perfect for seven chickens […]Read more »
Audrey Stallsmith uses her guinea-raising experiences to address how to house these birds and keep them happy. Like rowdy teenagers, guineas are raucous and inclined to roam, so they definitely have the potential to cause problems with your neighbors. Of course, you may be able to convince the people next door that the tick control […]Read more »
Inexpensive, easy-to-build chicken coops Once you get caught up in the idea of having chickens, it’s easy to find yourself spending more on them and the coop then you ever thought you would. For many people chickens are a hobby as well as pets with benefits: I’m thinking of my wife and me. We spent […]Read more »
These 10 fall chicken coop chores will help ensure your coop and chicken run are in good shape and ready for the cooler weather! Fall is an ideal time to check out your chicken coop and chicken run! Summer is often so busy that some of the little chores can get overlooked. And with winter […]Read more »
Want to update your coop? Elle Pugsley has several suggestions. There are many reasons for updating your chicken coop and/or run, making them safer and more secure is a very important reason to make changes, so is making it bigger to provide more space for your beloved hens. I wanted to talk about how my […]Read more »
While you want to keep chickens, you might not want the rodents that sometimes are attracted to their feed. Read about Carrie Miller’s methods for dealing with rodent problems. Chickens have a dirty little secret that keepers would rather not talk about. Do you know what it is? They are notoriously messy eaters. Chickens tend […]Read more »
Community Chickens Editor, Carla Tilghman and author Carrie Miller team up with share information with you about rodent borne diseases and some basic techniques for safely cleaning up their messes. Companion piece to Carrie Miller’s Rodents and Your Coop. Why not just coexist? Because rodents can carry many diseases harmful to both birds and humans. […]Read more »
Elle Pugsley is a new blogger for Community Chickens, and comes to us from southern England. Getting Started with Chickens My love of chickens started last year when I met my neighbour’s flock. Growing my own food was going so well, chickens seemed like the next obvious step. I started with four bantams in an […]Read more »
We just set up an additional chicken coop for our breeding hens this spring. It’s been a while since I set up a new coop and I was impressed with how easy it is to meet a chicken’s needs with these inexpensive screw-together coops. It’s like IKEA for chickens! I’m happy with this coop for […]Read more »