Raising Chickens

Raising a small flock of chickens is a great source of fresh eggs. The chickens are also a great source of enjoyment and relaxation.
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Chickens poop and you have to clean it up! Here's pro tips to get your coop super clean!

Chicken Coop

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Growing fodder for chickens - link to backyard chicken very long post with lots of conversations.
1.6k4411If you’re anything like us, you long to move all your animals to a 100% organic diet featuring nutrient rich, non GMO ingredients but your budget has other ideas… This is the situation we’ve found ourselves in.  Every time we go to the feed store I inspect the organic chicken feed but invariably we grab …
You can drastically cut the cost of chicken feed by planting these 12 perennials for a free source of chicken food!

Food For Chickens

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I will share our epic failure to protect our flock. Common predators and their characteristics as well as recommendations for keeping your flock safe. - Acre Life #chickens #raisingchickens #predators #coyote #acrelife
Do I Need A Rooster? Roosters have several positive attributes that make them worth putting up with the 4 am wake up calls. But they also have some negative attributes that you should consider before you decide to raise a rooster. - Acre Life #rooster #chickens #raisingchickens #acrelife
I will share our epic failure to protect our flock. Common predators and their characteristics as well as recommendations for keeping your flock safe. - Acre Life #chickens #raisingchickens #predators #owl #acrelife

Chicken Predators

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Chick Tip: Adjust temperatures as chicks grow. Hang a heat lamp in the center of a brooder, about 20 inches above the litter, with 2.5 - 3 feet between the lamp and the guard walls. The temperature under the heat lamp should be 95 degrees Fahrenheit and adequate room in the brooder should be available for the chicks to get out from under the heater if they get too hot. After week one, gradually reduce heat by 5 degrees Fahrenheit each week until reaching a minimum of 55 degrees.:
Should You Raise Chickens? Chickens need a coop and what else? Here is an overview of what you need that will help you decide if raising chickens is right for you. - Acre Life

Baby Chicks

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what size chicken coop do i need? with pictures of chickens in a fenced area
What Size Chicken Coop Do I Need?
Great list of questions to ask yourself BEFORE you buy or build a chicken coop.
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Do I Need a Rooster or Can the Hens Take Care of Themselves?
Roosters can be useful but do you really need one? Read this list of pros and cons of owning a rooster before you raise one with your flock of chickens. #AcreLife #rooster #chickens #backyardchickens
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Have Land, Need Chickens
Practical guide to choosing if raising chickens is right for you. #AcreLife #raisingchickens #backyardchickens
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Acre Life - Grow, Raise, Preserve
Have your brooder set up BEFORE you bring home your chicks. You will be ready for them with 5 simple items. #chickens #chicks #brooder #AcreLife
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5 Must Have Items For Raising Baby Chicks - Acre Life Raising Chickens
5 simple items that will help you give your baby chicks a safe home. #AcreLife #raisingchickens #babychicks #backyardchickens #chickens
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Have Land, Need Chickens
Practical guide to choosing if raising chickens is right for you. #AcreLife #raisingchickens #backyardchickens
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How To Compost Chicken Manure
This is a great introduction to composting chicken manure for the beginning composter. #AcreLife #chickens #backyardchickens #compost #composting #manure
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5 Must Have Items For Raising Chicks
This is a great list of items that you should get BEFORE you bring baby chickens home. #AcreLife #babychickens #chicks #raisingchickens #backyardchickens
chickens and roosters in their pen with the words do i need a rooster?
Do I Need a Rooster or Can the Hens Take Care of Themselves?
Do I Need A Rooster? Roosters have several positive attributes that make them worth putting up with the 4 am wake up calls. But they also have some negative attributes that you should consider before you decide to raise a rooster. - Acre Life #rooster #chickens #raisingchickens #acrelife
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How I Failed My Flock By Not Protecting Them From Predators
I will share our epic failure to protect our flock. Common predators and their characteristics as well as recommendations for keeping your flock safe. - Acre Life #chickens #raisingchickens #predators #owl #acrelife
several pictures of chickens with the caption should you raise chickens? practical guide to choosing if chickens are right for you
Have Land, Need Chickens
Should You Raise Chickens? Chickens need a coop and what else? Here is an overview of what you need that will help you decide if raising chickens is right for you. - Acre Life #chickens #chicks #raisingchickens #acrelife
what size chicken coop do i need? with pictures of chickens in a fenced area
What Size Chicken Coop Do I Need?
What Size Chicken Coop Do I Need? There are several important questions to ask yourself to determine what size chicken coop is best to fit your needs as well as the needs of your chickens. - Acre Life #chickens #chickencoop #coop #raisingchickens #acrelife
chickens and their chicks in the grass with text overlay that reads 5 must have items for
5 Must Have Items for Raising Chicks
5 Must Have Items for Raising Chicks - Before you box up those baby chicks and bring them home make sure that you are prepared to give them a safe home to thrive and grow in. - Acre Life #chickens #chicks #raisingchickens #acrelife
chickens and their chicks in the grass with text overlay that reads 5 must have items for
5 Must Have Items For Raising Baby Chicks - Acre Life Raising Chickens
5 simple items that will help you give your baby chicks a safe home. #AcreLife #raisingchickens #babychicks #backyardchickens #chickens
a group of baby chickens standing next to an adult chicken on top of a grass covered field
5 Must Have Items for Raising Chicks
5 Must Have Items for Raising Chicks - Before you box up those baby chicks and bring them home make sure that you are prepared to give them a safe home to thrive and grow in. - Acre Life #chickens #chicks #raisingchickens #acrelife