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Q: How large should my nest boxes be, and how high should they be off the ground?
A: Some people put their nests directly on the ground, although this is not ideal since other hens may stick their heads in the nest to see what the... read more

Q: What type of bedding or litter should I use for my chickens?
A: Bedding is an important part of keeping your chickens happy and healthy. On the coop floor the bedding will provide a soft surface for your chickens... read more

Q: How can I maintain a clean, enclosed run if I can't free range my birds?
A: Due to the number of predators in some rural areas, some pet chicken owners don't allow free ranging. Other times, an enclosed run in a small... read more

Q: What is the deep litter method of coop bedding management, and how does it work?
A: The traditional way to manage bedding in the coop is to put a light layer of bedding down--for bedding recommendations, see the related questions... read more

Q: What is a droppings tray?
A: A droppings tray is a great coop feature, if yo're lucky enough to have it! It's like a shallow drawer in your coop that can be pulled out and dumped... read more

Q: What is a roost?
A: A roost is a perch for a chicken---what s/he sleeps on, usually a branch, pole, or board that is elevated. It also refers to the act of resting on... read more

Q: What is wire gauge, and why should I care about it?
A: When you're looking at fencing... read more

Q: What is a nest box?
A: A nest box or nesting box is just an enclosed area meant to give chickens a place they feel comfortable laying their eggs.

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Q: What is a chicken coop?
A: The word "coop" simply refers to the structure that your chickens live in. A run refers to the enclosed part of the chickens' area that is outside,... read more

Q: What is a chicken run?
A: A chicken run is the fenced or enclosed outdoor space you provide for your chickens. The coop is the indoor space---where they go to sleep on their... read more

Q: How can I make my coop well-ventilated, but not drafty?
A: This issue can be confusing, can't it? Try thinking of it this way: Generally, you might think of drafts as air that will blow directly onto your... read more

Q: What is the best location for my chicken coop?
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There are many considerations to take into account when determining the placement of your chicken coop. Here are 10 tips that can help you find... read more

Q: How do I transition my juvenile chicks to their outdoor coop when it's cold outside?

A: There is no perfect age to transition your chicks to their outdoor coop, but generally by the time they are 5 or 6 weeks old, they're getting large... read more

Q: Can ducks and geese be outside during the winter?
A: Yes! Ducks and geese have a wonderful fluffy undercoating beneath their feathers called "down" that is generally considered by outdoorsy-people to be... read more