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.

Found on Backyard Chickens

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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Learning About Fodders

First things First… Define Fodder

A fodder is any agricultural foodstuff used specifically to feed domesticated livestock such as chickens, horses, pigs, cattle and goats. The term refers to food given to animals, rather than the food they forage for themselves. Types of plants typically grown for fodder include alfalfa, barley, oats, clover, grass and wheat.

I found this very informative article that explains more on this concept and how to make your own fodder. I’m always interested in learning ways to cut my feed bill, so this certainly got my attention! Not sure I’d want to consider this alternative food source if a had a lot of animals, but for a hobby farm, this is certainly worth taking the time to research the pros & cons.

How to set up your own low-cost fodder growing system.

by threemealsfarm
Many months ago, we learned about growing fodder for livestock (Growing Sprouted Fodder for Livestock) and how large-scale systems are being developed to reduce animal feed costs, provide better nutrition for animals, and reduce the amount of water needed to produce said feed… Continue Reading.

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