Coop Care

Protecting Your Backyard Flock with Fencing

2022-07-11T14:47:33-07:00

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into raising your own backyard chickens. Of course, part of raising your own flock is protecting them from other animals and predators (dog, cats and racoons alike…). Whether your preference for your birds free-range or live inside an enclosure, fencing is imperative to their protection from the outside world. Below we will discuss a few different types of fencing, and their pros and cons.   Chicken Wire Although chicken is in the name, this is one of the least successful fencing materials to protect your backyard chickens. The thin wire is easily

Protecting Your Backyard Flock with Fencing2022-07-11T14:47:33-07:00

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Chicken Coop

2021-11-15T21:21:38-08:00

Maintaining a clean coop is important to reduce the potential for disease transmission. To maintain good sanitation, you will need to periodically clean your coop. Good sanitation includes proper cleaning and disinfection of your coop. Big picture, proper cleaning and disinfecting (and we’ll go over the difference between the two) are crucial in order to prevent exposure to multiple infectious diseases including Marek’s disease, Salmonella and ectoparasites like mites. As an example, let's say your neighbor gave you their coop and you wanted to clean it before you start your flock or simply that you want to clean out your

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Chicken Coop2021-11-15T21:21:38-08:00

Cleaning and Disinfecting

2020-09-22T19:02:03-07:00

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 starting: 

Cleaning and Disinfecting2020-09-22T19:02:03-07:00
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