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.
Here are a few ways to help your chickens learn to lay in their nesting boxes.
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.
If you garden, try growing some beneficial plants that your chickens will enjoy. Many fruits, vegetables and flowers are easy to grow and benefit your flock.
Ventilation is important year-round. In the summer months, it helps keep your birds cool and their coop air ammonia-free. In the winter months, it helps prevent frostbite. Did you know ammonia is lighter than air? Providing proper ventilation up high in your coop allows ammonia to escape easily.
You may be wondering how to take care of your chickens in the winter and if it is going to get too cold for them to keep warm, especially at night. Chickens can handle reasonably cold temperatures and will be able to handle more than you may think! Here are a few Dos and Don’ts for winter.
Most people think spring when they think about brooding chicks, but it is possible to brood chicks in the winter months, even if you live where winters are cold. Brooding chicks in December or January means you will have ready-to-lay pullets by April or May. There are a few special considerations you should plan for when brooding your winter chicks, but it can be done.
Meyer Hatchery Coop Tour of Branchline Farms located in Wellington, OH. Unique in their larger capacity set-up, housing 400 chickens, you can find Branchline Farms in two Cleveland Area restaurants and at the Dayton, OH market!
For those of us who live in areas that experience cold or harsh winters, keeping fresh water available for your flock can be challenging at times. It never fails, when you think you have the best solution for your freezing waterer issue, Mother Nature throws a curveball with something like a polar vortex.
Join Amanda from Meyer Hatchery as Julie provides a coop tour! Julie is located in Wadsworth, Ohio with a shed converted into the Chick Hilton “Chilton” of coops.
Festive Fall Treats for Your ChickensWhen you think of fall you think caramel apples, pumpkin bread, spiced apple cider, and everything pumpkin spice. Include your flock in these fun fall treats with our fall-inspired boredom busters. Enjoy making these 3 treats we...
Coop clean out is an important part of chicken husbandry, and doing it safely is important for your health as well. Read more for best practices.
Red River Roost Coop TourJoin Amanda from Meyer Hatchery as Kelly from Red River Roost provides a coop tour! Red River Roost is located in Elyria, Ohio with a great example of what an urban coop set-up can look like for those living near town.Red River Roost may have...
Looking for an alternative way to make nesting boxes? Have you ever considered 5-gallon buckets? If so, this blog is for you.