No Mess RentACoop PVC Chicken Feeder Arrives

A Review of the RentACoop Chicken Feeder

This is the best feeder I’ve ever had.  My hens used it right away, and the problem of feed waste is over.

  • Nice quality
  • EASY to install
  • Fast delivery.
  • Most Important, no more waste. My hens can’t scratched the feed.

Note: My birds are young, that’s why the feeder is low on the fence. The proper height of drinkers & feeders is easy to remember. Never hang them higher than a chicken’s back.
It’s also a good idea to keep the old feeding station in place until you’re sure they’ve learned to use the new one. The feeder does state this is for birds 12 weeks & older.

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Big News! No-Crow Rooster Collar

Update: Tried the No-Crow Rooster Collar… I’m not impressed. My Rooster was VERY uncomfortable, looked like I was choking him…… & could still crow.

Does this mean the semi-urban backyard chicken keeper can finally have a rooster? I don’t know! I’ll be watching for the reviews on this product, hopefully it will be positive.

The news of this No Crow Rooster Collar came in my email today from My Pet Chicken. You can learn more by visiting their website, but here’s a sneak peek of what they have to say…

NO CROW

New! Special introductory price! Can’t have crowing? You’re in luck. An enterprising, doting backyarder who wanted both roosters and happy neighbors decided to take matters into her own hands. She designed, tested, tweaked, tweaked some more, and finally patented the world’s only collar designed to dramatically reduce both the volume and the frequency of crowing.

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Costco Chicken Coop, a Review

Costco has failed chicken keeping 101… in so many ways

costco chicken coop

A Phoenix Costco has jumped on the urban chicken keeping bandwagon, selling this coop for $279.  That’s a lot of money for this poorly designed flimsy wood structure with cheap hardware.
Size matters in Phoenix! This coop will house 2 unhappy chickens, but it will also bake them alive in Phoenix summers.

Why it Fails my Approval

  • Next boxes haven’t a lip on the edge, bedding kicked out results in broken eggs.
  • All the doors are really small making access difficult.
  • Roofing material is a poor choice, especially for Phoenix.
  • Roost is narrow and too low.
  • Hardware is cheap & used sparingly, doors will likely warp.

So back to the drawing board friends, and happy coop hunting… elsewhere.

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