A big number of chicken keepers, especially the DIY type have experienced their chickens pecking at the materials that were used inside or outside of the chicken coop. This, in most cases, is not that important or bad for the chickens but from time to time chickens can peck at things that are build of […]
The bedding you choose for your chickens is very important and it can make you life as a chicken keeper easier. While the instinct might be to run with the cheapest and simple to tidy up choices
Having a muddy run around your chicken coop can have a bad affect on the health of your chickens. It can increase the chances of your chickens getting bumblefeet and of course bad hygiene which can be easily transferred inside of the coop and that leads to many more problems. This is why a well […]
Chickens attract a lot of predators – foxes, raccoons, eagles and domesticated cats and dogs. Cats and dogs are especially dangerous for small chicks. Many chicken keepers own also cats or dogs and that can sometimes be a problem if your chickens are not properly protected.
Many chicken keepers tend to forget the importance of ventilation in their coop and they build their coop without leaving room for it. Ventilation is important both for the summer and the winter for your chickens.
Unexpected problems, unexpected problems everywhere said the chicken keeper that built his first chicken coop thinking that that was easy and simple. It is not a secret that many chicken keepers had their first coop built with a few flaws, some bigger than others.
Building your chicken coop is not very hard – all you need is some time, the right materials and of course the right source of information on how to do it.
Chickens can be dirty, they require scheduled clean-ups and proper care so that more illnesses can be avoided. Flies can be a constant problem during hot summer days, and there are many things around your coop that attract them. From the bad smell of feces to the moisture that can occur in your coop.
We at the typesofchicken.com team are focusing on presenting you some DIY projects that you will find useful and easy to make. Before doing this article we were having a long discussion about which one of these projects we should present you with today, and what we decided is that we can stuff them into […]
Before I get on the subject I would like to say that in the process of keeping my chickens and my other animals, I try to use as little chemicals as possible. Somehow I think that using chemicals – even the approved ones – is not the right way of keeping the places around your […]