Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers | July 2017

Collected articles from across the web written by chicken keepers, for chicken keepers. Our archive library is growing thanks to the dedication of so many folks willing to share their knowledge.

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July 2017

chickens roosting in a taj mahal backyard chicken coop

Perch Importance: Chickens Need A Good Roost To Sleep
How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other in 3 Easy Steps – Countryside Network
Sick Chick: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter | Backyard Poultry

Polish Chickens
Tick Control: How a Flock of Chickens May Be Your Best Bet
Quick Ideas for the Best DIY Chicken Treats
Quiet Chickens – What Breeds to Choose in the Suburbs – Timber Creek Farm
Feather Loss – Health and Common Diseases – The Chicken Vet – Home of the healthy chickens

 

Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers | May 2017

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May 2017

7 Coop Bedding Materials and How to Choose the Right One – Hobby Farms
20 Most Popular Chicken Breeds! Great Addition To Your Flock! — Types of Chicken
Choosing a Good Laying Hen | TBN Ranch
Portable Chicken Coops | Chicken Coops in Lancaster PA
Chicken Coop Designs for Backyard Chickens | HGTV
Abnormal Chicken Eggs: What You Need To Know! |
Speckled Sussex : the right breed for you?

SIlkie 5 months

How to Determine the Point of Lay | TBN Ranch
Cleaning Farm Eggs | TBN Ranch
What Not to Feed Chickens | TBN Ranch
The Chicken Chick®: Araucana, Ameraucana or Easter Egger (Olive Egger,Rainbow Layer): What’s the difference?

20 Most Popular Chicken Breeds

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New Chicken Keeping Articles | July 14, 2016

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July 14, 2016
Predator Proofing Your Chicken Coop and Run –
20 Stunning Chicken Coop Designs For Your Lovely Birds | The Poultry Guide
Top 11 Ways to Accidentally Kill Your Chickens
4 Chicken Runs and Coops Built From Recycled Materials – Countryside Network
Everything You Need to Know about Chicken Roosting Bars

Feature Articles

DIY Chicken Swing
by Attainable Sustainable
Make a DIY chicken swing from items you probably already have on hand. Instant entertainment for you AND your hens!
DIY Chicken Swing – Attainable Sustainable

Coops with Personality
21 Positively Dreamy Chicken Coops

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New Chicken Keeping Articles | June 3, 2016

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July 3, 2016
“Free Range” and “Pasture Raised” officially defined by HFAC for Certified Humane® label – Certified Humane
Wondering How to Wash Fresh Eggs? It’s Safer Not To! – Countryside Network
How to Build External Nest Boxes


Are You Buying A Pullet or Hen? What’s The Difference and How to Spot It?
Chickens and Heat Stress
About Combs & Wattles
How to Determine the Point of Lay
Raising Chickens for Meat and Eggs

Feature Article
Everything you Need to Know about Chicken Roosting Bars
| Countryside Daily

Chickens like to seek a high perch on which to sleep to stay safe at night. Here’s a quick guide to building the best chicken roosting bars for your flock… Continue Reading

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New Chicken Keeping Articles | May 14, 2016

Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers is an updated collection of chicken keeping articles from across the web archived in one convenient library on our menu bar.

Have an article to submit? Send it to amyichi@yahoo.com with ARTICLE SUBMISSION on the subject line.

New Articles May 14, 2016

: How I Use Herbs in My Coop and Why You Should Too
Olive Egger Chicken: May Breed of the Month – Countryside Network
Understanding the Pecking Order | TBN Ranch
You Don’t Need a Rooster Rescue, Set Up a Bachelor Pad Instead – Countryside Network
Tips on Breaking the Broody Hen | TBN Ranch
Poultry Farming Terminology – What’s in a Name? – Countryside Network
Probiotics and Ferments: They’re Good For Your Chickens, Too! – Hobby Farms
Your Guide to Strong Eggshells | Purina Mills
10 Chicken Coops That Will Make You Want To House Hens (PHOTOS)
Our Top 10 Reasons To Keep A Rooster – Hobby Farms
Keeping Chickens Cool in Summer | TBN Ranch

Feature Article

by The Happy Chicken Coop

Before we ever entertained the idea of keeping chickens in our garden we were long under the impression that you need lots of land to keep chickens- ideally at least an acre of grass. Fortunately, this isn’t the case (unless you are planning on keeping thousands of them!) and you’d be surprised by the actual amount of room chickens need…. Continue Reading

The Happy Chicken Coop

What’s New at TBN Ranch

We are building a new brooder box for our fall chicks! Husband Dan has been working on this custom brooder project for awhile now and it’s really coming along nicely. He decided to make the front glass so the chicks can see the world before they graduate to the grow pen.
The box is raised high enough so chores are easy on my back. The cabinet below will be for feed and supplies. The brooder measures 5ft long, 22inches wide, and will have a removable divider in the center.

The last pic included is Dan’s workbench, I’m amazed this total disaster of unorganized clutter  is what he considers a functional work space. How on earth does he find anything?

Next Project

In the fall talk of another chicken enclosure is also on the table which would be for laying hens of a yet to be decided breed…. but most likely Leghorns and RIR.

Here We Go Again…

Keeping chickens cool 2

Summer is here, it’s only May and the temperature expected today is 104. By the middle of June it will no doubt be 110, and then it only gets worse, with temps exceeding 115+ in July and August.  The chickens will need a lot more attention in such hot weather, but we are prepared with tons of shade cloth and a cooling station in the shade with a hose left on a slow drip to help cool the ground.