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Rotational Grazing Using Electric Poultry Fence
Electric poultry netting or fence allows you to move a flock onto fresh grass and still keep them safe from most predators.
Susan’s Poultry Tips and Tricks
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!
Omlet Eglu Coop Tour And Spring Cleaning
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.
Coop Expansion Ideas: Tessa’s Coop Tour
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 Winter Waterers Without Electricity
Poultry waterers and freezing winter weather can be a struggle. Meyer Hatchery has tips for how to manage winter waterers without electricity.
Supplemental Coop Lighting For Egg Production
Supplemental lighting in your coop during winter can increase egg production from your hens. Read why it works and what to consider.
Using Coffee Grounds Bedding
Jess shares her experience with using alternative bedding material made from coffee grounds in her chicken coop and brooder.
Build A Chicken Tunnel, or “Chunnel”
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.
Dealing With Rodents In Your Coop
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.
Spring Coop Refresh
Cheryl, our store manager, shares about her spring coop cleanout and her favorite chicken feeders and waterers for use in all weather types.
The Difference Between Chicken Coop And Run
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.
How To Deter Wild Birds From Your Chicken Coop
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 the Winter?
How do chickens stay warm in winter? You may be surprised to learn that they don’t need supplemental heat in their coop!
Identifying Predators and Protecting Your Poultry
Learn how to identify common poultry predators and steps to take to help protect your chickens.
All About Roosting Bars
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.
Fall Chicken Coop Prep Made Easy
Shorter days and cooler weather mean fall is approaching. This is also the perfect time to clean out and prep your chicken coop.
How To Train Hens To Lay In Nest Boxes
Here are a few ways to help your chickens learn to lay in their nesting boxes.
Learn About The Omlet Eglu Coop
The Omlet Eglu coop is a great option for a small backyard flock. Read about the design features of the Omlet Eglu Coop featured at the hatchery store.