Category: Chicken Coops

What is the Best Chicken Coop Flooring?

What is the Best Chicken Coop Flooring?

From chicken roosts to bedding, there are many things to consider when we’re building our chicken coops. However, none of these things will be much use without a good foundation—namely the flooring. Not all chicken coops need flooring—indeed, those that use the deep litter method or have well-draining soil can go without it—but most do… Read more »

The Best Chicken Coop Bedding Materials

The Best Chicken Coop Bedding Materials

We all love that feeling of sinking into a comfy bed after a long day. Our chickens are no different. They want a safe and comfy place to sleep as much as we do. In order to make that space, we first need to create bedding out of the best materials. Here we discuss some… Read more »

Chicken Roosts 101: Everything You Need to Know

Chicken Roosts 101: Everything You Need to Know

The chickens have come home to roost…literally. Chicken roosts, or roosting perches, are a familiar concept to veteran poultry keepers, but not so much for novices. There are a lot of questions soon-to-be chicken owners will have regarding roosts: what are they? How do you build them? Do you need them? Here we seek to… Read more »

Automatic vs. Manual Chicken Coop Doors

Automatic vs. Manual Chicken Coop Doors

You’re settling down into bed, ready to close your eyes for sleep. Then, a thought runs through your head: Did you close the chicken coop door? Panicked, you jump out of bed, run out into the darkness, do a headcount, and then quickly shut the coop door closed. You return to bed, relieved but exhausted…. Read more »

Training Your Chickens to Return to the Coop

Training Your Chickens to Return to the Coop

If you’re a chicken owner, you’ve likely had to spend at least a few nights tracking down each of your chickens before you go to bed. This is hardly how you want to spend your evening, which is why many chicken owners opt for training their chickens to return to the coop on their own…. Read more »

How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Chicken Coop

How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Chicken Coop

Whether you live in the city or in the country, your chicken coop can become a magnet for rats and mice. If you don’t take care of the problem, then your chickens could fall prey to diseases and rats could become predatory, killing adult and young chicks for food. In order to prevent this, take… Read more »

Tips on Keeping Your Coop Clean

If you’re thinking about purchasing chickens, it’s important to make sure that you have an appropriate shelter for them such as a chicken coop. A coop will provide your chickens with protection from the elements and predators, allowing them to get the rest they need. If a chicken coop is home to your chicken flock,… Read more »

Top Construction Tips for Building Chicken Coops

Top Construction Tips for Building Chicken Coops

If you’re starting to raise chickens, then your chickens will need some place to live. A chicken coop is an essential part of raising backyard chickens, providing your flock with a safe and comfy place to lay their heads. It is also an excellent way to get a healthy inventory of eggs that you couldn’t… Read more »