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The Creek Road Podcast Episode 024 Chicken on the roof

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Chicken roof

Chicken on the Roof

Welcome Friends to Episode 024 of The Creek Road Podcast

This week we talk about, Continue reading

Raising Chickens #4 “Nest Boxes and Roosts”

Nest Boxes And Roost

Building Nest Boxes and Roosts.

I will start with nest boxes. I have seen people basically just take a crate and put hay in the bottom of it and call it good, and while this can work I find that chickens would much rather go in under something to lay eggs. They like dark cozy places. I like to build the nest boxes with a lip of about 3 to 4 inches on the bottom side to keep in, whatever you use for litter. I make the nest boxes big enough that two hens can get in them at the same time as I find that they do share them more often than not. Continue reading

Raising Chickens #1 “Chicken Houses”

Chicken Houses

Chicken Houses

Over the years I have read a lot of articles about raising chickens and have picked up a lot of helpful tips here and there. I figured maybe it was time for me to throw in my two bits, as my dad would say. Growing up, one of my daily chores was to feed our family’s chickens, a chore that I very much enjoyed most of the time. It is always so much fun to watch them, they are so entertaining and gathering the fresh eggs is very rewarding. Continue reading