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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.

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

There are many things appealing about raising chickens in your backyard. The eggs are an obvious benefit of raising chickens, which are better tasting, fresher and better for cooking than any store-bought eggs. What many don’t realize though is that chickens are great garden companions because they keep an eye out for insects and pests. In addition, with good planning, the long-term cost of raising chickens can be quite reasonable.

How to Choose the Right Size Chicken Coop for Your Chickens

Choosing a chicken coop size is one of the most critical issues to consider when buying a new chicken coop. Whether you’re an expert chicken farmer or a novice, the size of your coop in relation to the number of chickens in your care will have a major impact on the health of your flock.

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 and a place that they’ll love to come back to every night? 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

Portable chicken coops on wheels have many benefits for the small-scale chicken farmer. Those benefits include pest control, reduced feed bills, and free fertilizer for the lawn and garden. In addition, chickens that are kept in a coop are protected from predators…