DIY Brooder Using a Plastic Tote

Clever DIY  brooder for chicks, great for the small scale chicken keeper. Just remember they’ll outgrow this space fast, so you’ll need to prepare before the coop housing for your juveniles.
It would also be nice to have this brooder on hand for isolating chick/s that have an unexpected health issue.

My Two Cents | TBN Ranch

Liked the idea of the drinker on pellets, however, didn’t like seeing a white light in the brooder lamp.  In my opinion, always use a red bulb, chicks are easily agitated by bright lights and this can lead to behavior problems. The radiant heat shown in video is a superior alternative!

Thanks Gail for sharing with us!

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New Chicken Keeping Articles | July 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.

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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Choosing a Chicken Drinker | Types, Ideas, DIY

Which drinker is right for your chickens? It depends on many factors to say the least.  Convenience should certainly be considered, but keep in mind, there are a variety of different drinkers available for many different reasons.
For every need (or problem) someone has no doubt found a solution. Visit my photo collection and see all the different drinker types, get some ideas, and even learn how to make your own!

Chicken Drinkers

Pinterest chick

A Creative Chicken Coop is Half the Fun of Having Chickens

I can sure appreciate the dedication and effort involved to create this coop from scratch.  It’s lovely, creative, and more than suitable to accommodate chickens. Keeping chickens for many is a hobby, it should be just as fun watching them as it is caring for them. This is where the coop plays such an important role in chicken keeping. It needs to be a place you want to be too!

Putting your individual signature on a coop will turn the ordinary into a unique image of your personality.  New isn’t always better, a coop just needs to be functional, style comes from the touch of caring hands and love.

Here’s an example of how much fun it can be to design a chicken coop. I found it on Backyard Chickens.

Very Low Cost But Tons of Work: Recycled Coop | by Nardo

Not sure about the “low cost” of this DIY coop, but use your imagination…  we can all find scrap materials that would add a little dazzle to our chicken coops! I like the plants inside, nice touch!

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