Chicken Resources and Tips
There are two crucial factors in determining how many chickens you can fit in your coop: The Henhouse and the Run. Chickens need and prefer as much room as possible. If you cannot free range your chickens outside the coop much or at all, the least amount of space is 10 sq. ft. per chicken. This shows 7 chickens in a 72 sq. ft. run.
There are two crucial factors in determining how many chickens you can fit in your coop: The Henhouse and the Run. We believe in the one-foot rule. One foot per chicken on the roost bars. Plenty of room and less squabbling at night. This shows 12 chickens on 12 feet of roost bar space. It may look like you can fit more, but overloading the henhouse can result in other problems.
Find out how to go a year between cleaning your henhouse with industrial hemp and the deep litter method. Matt explains how the deep litter method works naturally and easily with our absorbent industrial hemp. It's safe for you and your chickens, with no odor, no dust, and little effort.
Winter can be rough on backyard chickens, but not for the reasons you may think. The cold temperatures don’t bother most chickens. The lack of greens, bugs, and even soft ground can be an issue for your chickens though. Chickens love to dig in the dirt, look for bugs, take a dust bath, and eat grass and greens. If those activities are difficult or impossible where you live in the winter, you need to provide some stimulus for your flock to keep them happy & healthy.
Winter can be tough on backyard chicken owners. Less daylight means less eggs and the cold and snowy weather can make simple chores seem so much worse. Chickens are pretty hardy, but there are some things you can do to help them and you during the cold, dark winter months. Hopefully this will be a helpful guide for how to care for your chickens during the winter.
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