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Building Chicken Coops With Step By Step Plans

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Building Chicken Coops By An Experienced Chicken Keeper.

Building Chicken Coops BookMy first recommendation for Building Chicken Coops, will take you by the hand and guide you through what you may wrongly think is an arduous task beyond your skills.

You will soon understand that all the ‘hard work’ has been completed for you, for instance once you’ve chosen the chicken coop to suit you and your chickens, you’ll be shown that building the chicken coop is so straightforward.

You’ll soon discover what materials to use, with all the dimensions already carefullly calculated. If you’re a little worried about cutting the lumbar to the correct size, worry not…  (more…)

Large Chicken Coop Ark For 5 Hens

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

“If You’re Searching For A Sturdy Chicken Coop For 5 Hens & You Want Portability Then Look No Further”

The Handcrafted Chicken Ark Incorporates A Coop & Run In The Same Space.

Handcrafted hen house for 5 chickensThis has to be the best design available to house 5 chickens or 7 bantams in a portable, space efficient, affordable chicken coop. This is the larger of the 2 Handcrafted chicken coops, if you only want to house 3 chickens or 5 bantams then check out my review Chicken House For 3 Hens.

The fantastic design for this coop has taken the original British chicken tractor and made it better. Your birds can roost in the upstairs dormitory and feed, exercise and forage downstairs. (more…)

Chicken Coop Ark For Sale For 3 Hens

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

“If You’re Searching For A Solid Portable Chicken Coop To House 3 Hens… This Is It.”

The Handcrafted Chicken Ark or Chicken Tractor That Provides A Great Coop & Run Design.

Handcrafted Chicken Ark For 3 HensI love this chicken coop due to its solid design and brilliant use of space. You can join hundreds of experienced chicken keepers who are overjoyed with their Handcrafted chicken ark and you can get this chicken tractor at an extremely affordable price.

The design is based on the British Chicken Ark, but with a twist, the chicken run is under the coop and therefore offers your chooks the benefit of plenty of room for roosting and nesting (12sqft) combined with the ‘downstairs space’ (16sqft) for exercising, eating and drinking. keeping your chooks safely away from the predators searching for chickens or their eggs. (more…)

Budget Chicken Coop For 4 Or 5 Hens For Sale

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

An Ideal Chicken Coop For The Novice Chicken Keeper.

A ‘Great Value For Money’ Hen House If You’re Just Starting Off As A Chicken Keeper.

Wooden Chicken Coop So you want to start keeping pet chickens and reap the benefits of your egg layers. But which chicken coop should you buy? Maybe you’re not sure if chicken keeping is for you, but you want to dip your toe in the water to find out.

You’ve probably searched the classifieds for cheap second hand coops, but not found anything suitable. After all most chicken fanciers expand their flocks rather than throw in the towel. (more…)

Sussex Chickens

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Sussex Chickens – A Very Popular Backyard Breed

Sussex Chickens History & Appearance

picture of sussex chickenSussex Chickens were developed from the Speckled Barn hen as far back as when the Romans invaded Britain in AD43. Originally they were a dark bird but later interbreeding with Cochin stock led to the Light Sussex which in turn increased the egg laying numbers.

Nowadays there are several colours which include brown, red, white, silver, speckled, buff and cuckoo.

The Sussex has a single comb and red ear lobes, the legs are white and they possess a solid rectangular shape body with the tail sticking out at 45 degrees. All in all the Sussex Chicken is a typical farmyard bird and will grace any backyard. (more…)

Welsummer Chickens

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Welsummer Chickens, Lay Eyecatching Eggs.

Welsummer Chickens Appearance.

Welsummer Chickens Brown EggsOriginating from the Dutch village of Welsum, the Welsummer has descended from a mixture of Rhode Island Red, Cochin, Wyandotte, Barnevelder and Leghorn Chickens.

In the majority of cases the birds are usuually found in one colour, the  hens resemble a female brown Leghorn and the cocks are like a black-red Old English Game.

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Leghorn Chickens

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Leghorn Chickens Are Consistently Good Layers…

Leghorn Chickens, Appearance & Background

leghorn chickensLeghorn Chickens  originate from the Italian city of Livarno, (the German translation of the city is Leghorn). Although the development of the breeds various strains developed in many other countries. Initially the breed was known as Italians Chickens when they were first introduced to the US in the early 1800′s, but the name Leghorn got globally accepted later. (more…)

Rhode Island Red Chickens

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Rhode Island Red Chickens, Great Egg Layers?

Rhode Island Red Chickens, Appearance & Background.

Rhode Island Red Chicken

Rhode Island Red Chickens or simply Rhode Island Chickens as they are known in their native U.S.A. have rust coloured feathers, but in some countries there is a white variety. In the red strain the comb can either be the more commonly seen single or it can be a rose comb. The rose comb is considered more correct in the white strain. (more…)