Category: Raising Chickens

Oct 05

Ten Benefits of Raising Chickens in the City

City dwelling chickens are all the rage! As more and more cities are adopting chicken-friendly zoning laws, more and more city folks are opting to raise chickens of their own. There are plenty of reasons to consider raising chickens in urban locations. Here are some of them: Chickens are low-maintenance pets. You don’t have to …

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Oct 04

How to Keep Your Chicken Waterer From Freezing

Chickens, as a rule, are pretty winter hardy animals. They can withstand some pretty cold temperatures (they’re covered with feathers, after all) if they have a sheltered, draft-free place to live. One of the biggest concerns for your backyard flock is keeping their water fresh and unfrozen in the cold winter months. To keep your …

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Oct 04

How to Determine How Much Space Your Chickens Need in Their Coop

To determine how much space you’ll need for your chickens is a matter of very simple mathematics. The more chickens you have, the more space you’ll need. A simple rule of thumb, when figuring your space requirements is to use this basic formula: 1 chicken + 4 square feet of chicken coop space + 4 …

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