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Updated by Brian Genung on Apr 02, 2018
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5 Things to consider in Urban Chicken Coop design

What are the 5 most important things to think about for a chicken coop.

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A safe chicken is a happy chicken.

A safe chicken is a happy chicken.

Dogs, and then Raccoons are our worst predators here. Complete caging is the solution for maximum security. However some risk may be worth it.

2

Keeping the flock dry.

Keeping the flock dry.

Chicken hate being wet! Keep the water from coming at them from above below and the sides is very important!

3

Is it easy to do all the farm chores?

Is it easy to do all the farm chores?

From feeding and cleaning, to brooding, and catching an errant hen, how easy are the regular tasks that need done in the coop?

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Backyard Chickens

Backyard Chickens

Some advice for keeping chickens in your garden and FAQ

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How to keep vermin from being a problem.

How to keep vermin from being a problem.

Rats, mice, and creepy crawlies all have a stake in your design. Remember it is ten times easier to prevent vermin than to deal with them once you have attracted them. Build it right and the WON'T come.

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Dealing with extremes of tempreture.

Dealing with extremes of tempreture.

Here in the Puget sound we dont have so much to worry about, but extreeme heat or cold can be issues in other areas. Just dont over cook the birds with heaters in our mild winters.