Category Archives: Chicken Coops, Runs, and Outdoor Spaces

A Chicken Owners Guide To Taking a Vacation

It is summer and the time when many of us make vacation plans! Heading to the beach, the mountains, the big city, a day trip for a “stay-cation” or even overseas can make for some great memories and adventures. But when you have animals, some extra planning has to be done for their care. Here are some ideas for how to line up some help for your flock while you are away!

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Raising Ranger Meat Chickens

Until this last summer, I had only raised White Cornish cross broiler chickens. They were familiar, less expensive and grew to butcher weight in a quick 7 weeks. I had always been curious about the Ranger breeds and how they differ in comparison to the Cornish cross. But since they were unfamiliar and priced a bit higher, I had been avoiding them.  This past summer I decided to give them a try and I was extremely impressed.

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Update On the Deep Litter Method for Coop Cleaning and Maintenance

Hello Meyer Hatchery fans! It’s been 6 months since I wrote about my experience using the Deep Litter Method for maintaining my coop, so I thought it was time to give you an update on how the method is working out for me now that winter is happening here in central Ohio. First, here’s a little background on my coop

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