chicken housing

  1. BarredBuff

    Re-Thinking My Nest Boxes

    I am in the process of renovating and repairing my main chicken coop. It is about 10 years old, and it needs some repairs made. My back wall is rotting out due the consistently wet weather we get. I failed to paint early on and I am paying the price for it now. However, it is minor and can be...
  2. milkmansdaughter

    Alabama transplant: busy and behind...

    Hi All, I'm new here. I've bounced around the country but am now in Alabama. We're new to homesteading but not new to gardening. We just bought two acres and have pecan and black walnut trees, a fig tree, pear trees, an apple tree, wildly overgrown grape vines. Since October, we've added...
  3. tortoise

    Chicken Welfare

    I'd like to talk about chicken welfare for chickens that are not kept free range and are not kept as pets. Floor space per bird is usually the first welfare issue, and nest boxes being the second issue. These are easily provided to small homestead flocks. Beyond these, what can we do, within...
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