Coop Care2020-06-15T09:36:26-07:00

Coop Care

A significant part of being an eggs-cellent bird owner is providing the right type of housing for your bird. This section includes information on
  • The type of housing your bird needs
  • How to build a coop
  • Keeping your coop clean
  • Space requirements

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

Much like areas of your home need a deep-cleaning regularly to get rid of the dirt and grime that’s left behind after day-to-day cleaning, your beloved birds’ homes should be cleared out, cleaned and disinfected frequently. Cleaning and disinfecting aren’t the same thing. Cleaning means clearing out the cage or coop, removing all dirt, litter, feathers, manure and spilled feed, and washing with soap.  Disinfecting involves applying a specific solution to kill harmful microorganisms and help prevent their growth. C&D, as it’s often called, will help keep your poultry happy and healthy if done properly and regularly!     Before

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The Basics of Setting Up A Chicken Coop

So you’ve finally seen the perks of raising backyard chickens and decided to take the leap. We don’t blame you! After all, children love them (don’t worry, they are often kid-friendly) and they make for exciting companions. Plus, they are great little garden helpers! However, raising backyard chickens is certainly a step up from raising chicks, as they require a bigger and more secure home.  This home is often a coop and is where your chickens go to rest, eat, drink, find shelter from the elements, and even lay eggs. It’s easy to get lost with all the information

The Importance of Keeping a Clean Chicken Coop

Even though we’re guessing that your chicken has lower standards of cleanliness than you do, it's important to clean their coop at least once every week. The good news is, the more you rake out the coop, and the less build-up there is, the less time it will take. But why is coop cleanliness important, and just how clean does a coop actually need to be? By the end of this article, you’ll have the answers you need to keep your feathered friends healthy and out of harm’s way.    Spotting Disease Just like dogs, cats, and humans, birds

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