Learn essential safety tips for using heat lamps when brooding baby chicks and small livestock. Avoid fire hazards and keep your animals safe.
Essential tips for selecting the perfect chicken coop size. Learn about flock capacity, coop height, ventilation, and see a helpful infographic with minimum square footage recommendations.
Electric poultry netting or fence allows you to move a flock onto fresh grass and still keep them safe from most predators.
Susan from Meyer Hatchery’s customer service team has poultry-keeping tips and tricks to share with us. Read all of her best advice here!
The Omlet Eglu coop is a great small-capacity chicken coop that’s easy to clean and maintain. Read about spring cleaning the Omlet Eglu.
When your flock outgrows your ready-built feed store coop, it’s time to expand. Read how Tessa converted a shed into a coop for 60 chickens.
Poultry waterers and freezing winter weather can be a struggle. Meyer Hatchery has tips for how to manage winter waterers without electricity.
Supplemental lighting in your coop during winter can increase egg production from your hens. Read why it works and what to consider.
Jess shares her experience with using alternative bedding material made from coffee grounds in her chicken coop and brooder.
Guest blogger Julie M shares how she built a chicken tunnel, or chunnel, to keep her chicken flock out of her garden but happily scratching.
Rodents in your chicken coop may not seem like an issue, but rats and mice can cause other issues for your flock if left unchecked.
Cheryl, our store manager, shares about her spring coop cleanout and her favorite chicken feeders and waterers for use in all weather types.
Read about the difference between a chicken coop and run. We also discuss points to consider when deciding where to put your coop and run.
Wild birds in your chicken coop can bring diseases and parasites to your flock, Read how to deter wild birds from gathering in your coop.
How do chickens stay warm in winter? You may be surprised to learn that they don’t need supplemental heat in their coop!
Learn how to identify common poultry predators and steps to take to help protect your chickens.
Roosting bars are the place your chickens should perch to sleep at night inside the coop. A roost is an elevated bar in the coop.
Shorter days and cooler weather mean fall is approaching. This is also the perfect time to clean out and prep your chicken coop.