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Raising Backyard Chickens
Ideas and Advice from The Hen House Collection

Raising backyard chickens is an exciting adventure. There’s always more to learn and ways to improve. Whether you’re a novice chicken farmer or an expert, we hope the chicken coop ideas and advice on these pages will benefit you in your chicken farming experience.

Chicken Coop Ramps | All You Need To Know

As you look at different chicken coop options, do you find yourself wondering what a chicken coop ramp is really for? This article teaches you all you need to know about the use and construction of chicken ramps.

8 Exotic Chickens for your Backyard

Are you a chicken lover and looking to add some color and spice to your flock? There are so many beautiful exotic chickens you could add to the group of hens in your backyard.

Steps to Turning Your Shed into a Chicken Coop

Turn your shed into a chicken coop with 3 steps that are outlined in this blog! Create a lasting home for your feathered friends!

Chicken Coop Ideas for New and Existing Coops (50+ Pictures)

Get inspired with this huge list of chicken coop ideas. Whether you’re looking to buy a coop or revamp your old one, there’s an idea for you!

Chicken Egg Colors: A Complete Guide

What makes Chicken egg colors have variation? The answer is here. Find out which chickens lay the best eggs for every color.

Why Deep Litter A Chicken Coop?

Are you searching for a way to keep your chicken coop cleaner? Learn how a deep litter system is one of the easiest ways to keep your coop clean.

Raising Backyard Chickens Guide - Simple Steps For Beginners

Why are more and more people raising backyard chickens? Why are homeowners choosing to accept more responsibility in their lives? Here is a raising backyard chickens guide to help you understand!

Chicken Molting - What To Know and How To Help Your Backyard Chickens

Chicken molting can be a stressful time for your chickens and for you! Learn more about this phenomenon and find out how you can help your chickens!

The Best Egg Laying Chickens For Your Backyard!

You’ve set your mind on raising backyard chicken, but now what? If you want to fully optimize your little backyard farm, you’ll need the best egg laying chickens.

When Do Chickens Start Laying Eggs and How To Help Them Start

So, you’ve committed the time and money to raise chickens. Yet, you haven’t seen any results or are anxiously awaiting the day you’ll see those juicy fresh eggs. So when do chickens start laying eggs?

9 Reasons To Keep A Rooster

Are you wondering if you should keep a rooster on your property? The answer to this question purely depends on your circumstance. 

5 Burning Questions Answered About Chickens Laying Eggs

Eggs. You eat them every day whether they’re scrambled or used in other foods, but are you well enough informed about the laying process and what you are putting into your body? 

11 Most Friendly Chicken Breeds

Are you wondering what type of chicken is the best fit for you? We’ve put together a list of eleven of the friendliest chickens and how many eggs they typically lay a year.

7 Best Chicken Breeds for the Aspiring Chicken Farmer

Are you looking to start your very first flock of feathery fowl? If you are wondering what the best chicken breeds for beginners are, the following 7 chicken breeds offer you great starters!

Why Should You Raise Backyard Chickens

You’ve opted to raise backyard chickens, but before you run out and get your boots and feed bucket, read our article about if raising backyard chickens is right for your land and lifestyle. 

How to Keep Chickens Warm in Winter

Winter is coming up and and you’re wondering how to keep your chickens healthy. Look at some suggestions and ideas on how to keep chickens warm, comfortable, and happy during the coldest months of the year.

New Guide to Cleaning A Chicken Coop

Is cleaning a chicken coop really that important? Read this article to learn about the importance of a clean coop and some easy steps to achieve that cleanliness.

What is a Chicken Tractor?

A chicken tractor is a portable chicken coop, mounted on wheels for easy moving. Read more to find out why you should have one and how it will help you.

Automatic Chicken Door: Making Your Life Easier

How will automatic chicken doors make your life easier? Read this article to learn the ins and outs of automatic doors for your chicken coop.

How Much Does It Cost To Raise Chickens?

Learn the 5 factors that affect the cost of raising chickens in your own backyard. Plus, get tips on how your chickens can actually make you money in the end.

Step by Step Guide To Raising Chickens

Have you decided to raised chickens but are at a loss at where to start? Here is a step by step guide that takes you through the whole process.

How to Choose the Right Size Chicken Coop for Your Chickens

Are you trying to decide the best coop for your new flock of chickens? This guide will help you answer the important questions and decide on the best fit for you.

Amish Chicken Coop Builder Storms the Online Coop Market

Amish chicken coop builder Elam Miller may be a member of the Old Order Amish church, but that doesn’t mean he can’t use the latest technology to market his coops. Learn how Elam uses the internet to market his Amish built chicken coops online. 

Easy Clean Chicken Coops

Keeping your chicken coop clean is an important part of successfully raising a flock of chickens. An easy to clean chicken coop is built with features that reduce cleaning time and effort.

Inside a Chicken Coop: 8 Essential Features

What makes the inside of a chicken coop a healthy home for your chickens? Here, we’ll explore 8 interior features of a chicken coop to discover why each feature is important and how it contributes to the health and safety of your chickens.

Portable Chicken Coops on Wheels

Are you considering purchasing a chicken coop on wheels? Here are some of the many benefits for a small-scale farmer using a portable chicken coop.

New Coop Style!
Ready to elevate your poultry game? Check out our new twist on the Lean-to Coops!
New Coop Style!
Ready to elevate your poultry game? Check out our new twist on the Lean-to Coops!