Chicken Coops

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Cheap Cheap Chicken Coops - Backyard Poultry
Looking for a cheap cheap chicken coop that will also keep your flock happy, safe, and healthy? Check out some inspiration below:
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How to Build a Chicken Coop for $200 or Less - Backyard Poultry
Chicken math, it's the phenomenon that happens to someone who wants "three laying hens, just for a few eggs" and ends up with 35 backyard chickens. Fear not! It happens to the best of us, and these plans will help you build a new coop, with scrap materials, for not too much money.
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DIY Easy Clean Chicken Coop Idea - Backyard Poultry
Looking for an easy-to-clean chicken coop design? This one is a winner!
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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens? - Backyard Poultry
One of the greatest joys of poultry ownership is collecting your chickens' eggs. Nothing beats reaching into a nestbox and pulling out a handful of those freshly laid treasures. Likewise, nothing quite beats the sensation of coming away with a hand full of egg goo and shell fragments. What is the best bedding for chickens? Should you choose pine shavings or straw?
chickens are laying in the grass near an old bookcase that is being used as a chicken coop
50+ Surprising Chicken Nesting Box Ideas - Backyard Poultry
Keep your eggs clean and your hens happy by providing them with good functional nesting boxes. Here are 50+ chicken nesting box ideas
several chickens in a chicken coop on the grass
Build a Chicken Run and Coop from Recycled Materials - Backyard Poultry
Wondering how to build a chicken coop with used building materials? Take a look at these four inspiring chicken coop projects from chicken keepers around the country — all of them were made with a combination of recycled materials and elbow grease! It just goes to show that building chicken runs and coops doesn't have to be expensive when you can reuse and recycle building materials.
two chickens walking in the dirt near a red barn
The Efficient, Heated Chicken Coop - Backyard Poultry
On a 20-degree day, the coop stays right around 45 degrees, and during the harshest cold of the past winter when the thermometer hovered at negative 30, the coop stayed at 34 degrees. With a bit of ingenuity and an inexpensive fan, this couple was able to create a heated chicken coop that works efficiently.
a brown chicken standing on top of a wooden pole next to a white semi truck
Chicken Tractor Designs to Inspire Your Creativity - Backyard Poultry
What winter projects are on your list? Chicken tractor designs are becoming more popular as more and more homesteaders and folks who keep backyard chickens are looking for flexibility and the ability to move their flock around the backyard or the homestead. Here are three great chicken tractor designs that you can build at home for your flock.
a chicken coop with two chickens in it and a lamp on the side of the building
How to Build a Chicken Coop for $200 or Less - Backyard Poultry
Can you build a chicken coop on the cheap? Here are some ideas for how to build a chicken coop for $200 or less. Do you have any buy nothing groups or used building supply hubs near you that let you source cheaper materials? What tips do you have for building for less?
a pink chicken house with a green roof and two chickens in the grass next to it
Building a Chicken Coop - Backyard Poultry
When you are planning to build a coop (and run) for your flock, either as a first-time or experienced keeper, there are some questions to ask yourself. How many chickens do you want to keep? What are their breeds and sexes? Why do you want to raise chickens? Eggs? Meat? Pets? You will also need to know what the climate is in your area, what kind of weather your coop will need to withstand, and what your options are in terms of placements for a coop in your yard.
a guide to chicken coop basics
Are you ready to get your first chicken coop? Or upgrade or expand your current one? Check out our FREE guide to chicken coop basics, it covers everything you need to keep your birds happy and healthy!
a group of chickens standing on top of a floor next to a red trash can
Managing Chicken Coop Smell - Backyard Poultry
Does your chicken coop smell bad? Does your neighbor complain about the chicken coop smell wafting across the fenceline? If so, we've got a few tips and tricks you can employ to fix your coop, or at least understand the issue at hand.
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Download Our Collection of Coolest Coops - Backyard Poultry
Are you looking for inspiration for your new coop? Or maybe you are just curious to see coops other poultry enthusiasts have built? Whatever your reason our Collection of Coolest Coops is a great place to start!In this free guide, you'll get to see: + Upcycled Nesting Box Ideas + Coolest Coops Winners + The Cozy Cottage + The Playhouse Chicken Coop andmore!
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Building a Portable Chicken Coop - Backyard Poultry
"I started to look for old camping trailers on Craigslist and in the local neighborhood, as not only are these on a trailer frame, but they are already waterproof. I found a few that were the right size, but they were asking a lot more than I wanted to spend for the chicken coop. I then ran across something called a "people mover," and when I called about it, I was told that this was an old hay wagon that had been converted into moving people around to go on hay rides on the farm. The outside di