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.
Brooding chicks in the winter is possible. Raising chicks during the winter means they will be nearly grown and ready to lay eggs the following spring.
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.
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.
Meyer Hatchery Coop Tour of Red River Roost located in Elyria, OH. A beautiful urban coop to provide inspiration for those living near town!
Looking for an alternative way to make nesting boxes? Have you ever considered 5-gallon buckets? If so, this blog is for you.
Having troubles with predators in your chicken coop? Learn how to tell which predator is likely getting your chickens and how to prevent future attacks
In this Coop Tour, Amanda and Marie from the Meyer Hatchery CSR Remote Team, shows us Marie’s Extreme Edition Farmstead Brooding inside a high tunnel.
Diatomaceous Earth has long been known for its pest-repelling qualities. Even though it is a very fine powder and soft to our touch, on a microscopic level it is very abrasive and actually cuts the exoskeletons of insects. The damage to their protective exoskeleton is enough to dry out and kill the insect.
Meyer Hatchery chickens help you garden! They can provide fertilizer and pest control for your garden and share in the harvest.
Meyer Hatchery shows how to convert an unused horse stall into a chicken coop for laying hens. Making it predator proof is important.