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  • MIDSIZE Building A Chicken Coop On A Budget by Bill Keene - Building A Chicken Coop On A Budget If you’re building a chicken coop with a firm budget in mind, there are a variety of different things you should keep in mind in order to have maximum success with your coop. Many chicken farmers spend more money than required trying to build their chicken coop however with a few simple adjustments they could have saved hundreds of dollars in the least. Below I'll discuss some key points regarding building a chicken coop on a budget, these tidbits should help you on your coop project. Choose The Best Land Before Building The first thing you should be doing before building a chicken coop is taking a good look at the land you have available to build on. In most cases, you would be required to do some landscaping before building. This is due to the fact that building a poultry house enclosure Read More...
  • Bills Coop Chicken Hutch Plans by Bill Keene - Chicken Hutch Plans More and more people are starting to look at chicken hutch plans to help them through the process of constructing their chicken coop. There is still a large number of people out there who do not see the need to consult a guide for the building process. This is a very big mistake for a number of reasons. When you aren’t using a proper guide to help you along the way, you really risk running into a large number of problems that will hinder your building efforts. Here is why using chicken hutch plans is a must in order to get good results from your efforts. Improper Size Using plans help ensure you’re building the right size coop for your chickens. Most chicken farmers have an idea in mind on the specific number of chickens they want to keep in their chicken coop, therefore making sure that Read More...
  • Bills Coop How To Build A Chicken Enclosure Properly by Bill Keene - How To Build A Chicken Enclosure Properly One of the most critical aspects of a chicken coop is to build a chicken enclosure properly. If you’re not taking action steps to protect your poultry house from predators, there will come a time when one may just wipe out your entire coop. Many chicken farmers figure they are safe from this but they assume too quickly. Next thing they know they are suffering an attack and are really paying the price for not taking the time to build a chicken enclosure. Here is what you need to know in order to build one properly. Build At The Right Height The first thing you must make sure you’re doing as you build a chicken enclosure is building at the right height. Remember that there are a number of larger predators out there that can easily climb over a shorter fence, so if Read More...
  • 1072_min Choosing a Chicken Breed to Raise by Bill Keene - Choosing a Chicken Breed to Raise There are countless varieties of chickens to raise. Choosing a breed will depend on the kind of chicken you wish to raise. There are chickens that seem healthy but their egg-laying capacity is frail while other chickens produce a plethora of eggs every day. Before finally choosing the right chicken to raise, you must consider quite a few factors. A quick review of a few factors involved Different angles must be taken into consideration like the place where your chickens will live. Do you have a big backyard? Is it wide enough to let your chosen number of chickens to roam? You have to think about this factor because chickens differ in breeds – some are small and others are large. Also, another factor is the environment you are living in. If you’re living along the equator, it is expected that the temperature within Read More...
  • Portable Ark Top 5 Reasons Why to Raise Chickens by Bill Keene - Top 5 Reasons Why to Raise Chickens Raising chickens should not be a fuss. There are actually several reasons why people want to cultivate chickens in their backyard. Some of these are written below. Reason # 1 – Chickens love leftovers. A chicken’s appetite is incredible. They can eat almost everything, even their own kind! You can now say bye-bye to those unwanted leftovers being left rotten in your fridge. You feel less guilty of throwing them out into the garbage can. Plus, you can save on chicken feed. But be very careful with what you give for it may be their last supper. Tone down on the onions and garlic. Reason #2 – Eggs! Who doesn’t love eggs? Have them boiled, scrambled, sunny side up, etc. Admit it, pets that live comfortably inside your houses don’t give anything more than barks, meows, purrs, and sometimes, chirp. Fishes, in general, Read More...
  • Premium Large Build a Chicken House Quickly With These Techniques by Bill Keene - Build a Chicken House Quickly With These Techniques Do you think that it’s going to take weeks to build a chicken house? If so, you may want to think again. With the right techniques and tips you can easily accomplish this goal in as little as a few short days and have great success while doing so. Here is what you need to know in order to build a chicken house properly. Plan The Entire Inside Before Building The first thing you must do as you build a chicken house is take the time to plan the entire coop before you build. Many people make the mistake of building too early and then find out they have built too small because of all the additional pieces that have to go inside. Remember that the measurements that you get in terms of total free space are just that – free space. Read More...