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Informative Reading for Chicken Keepers

FAQ’s • Informative Reading • Resource Directory • Coops & Set-up Ideas

This blog is a resource site for backyard chicken keepers. We are a small hobby farm in the Sonoran Desert dedicated to raising happy healthy standard & bantam laying hens.
The primary reason for keeping chickens varies from household to household. But for most, keeping a few backyard hens for a daily supply of fresh eggs is preferred over raising meat birds.
Maybe you’re looking for pest & weed control, or want your very own fertilizer machine for your garden. Whatever your reason, we are here to help you raise a happy healthy flock from brooder to coop, and beyond.

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Hard to See Your Birds Behind Hardware Cloth?

A Tip for Better Visibility Into your Chicken Coop

Want to be able to see your chickens better when they are housed behind hardware cloth? Fact: chicken wire and hardware cloth on chicken coops lessens visibility, especially in broad daylight.

There’s a simple solution, paint it black! Not hard to do, just use a roller and flat black paint on at least the outside of the hardware cloth.
You’ll be amazed how much better you can see your birds.

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How To Keep Your Flock Safe from Possums

by The Happy Chicken Coop

Do opossums will eat chickens? In this article we explain how to spot the signs of an opossum attack, and how to protect your flock against an opossum attack.
Before you can protect your flock of chickens, you need to know what you are up against. The possum is more correctly known as an Opossum (Didelphis Virginiana) and it is Americas’ only marsupial animal. Continue Reading

 

 

Ways to Keep your Chickens Water from Freezing this Winter

Chickens need access to water year round, but keeping it from freezing can be a challenge in the winter. Read my best tips!

One of the most-often asked questions we get from readers is how to keep their chickens’ water from freezing in the winter. Chickens need access to unfrozen water every day in order to stay healthy, laying well and alive, so it’s very important to keep their water from freezing… Read Article