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Chicken coop ideas and expert advice on raising chickens | Manna Pro

So you want to have a flock of chickens in your back yard.  They will need a place to live.  That opens up an entire world of options.  Do you build a custom coop or do you buy a premade?  What size do you need? What about nesting boxes, ventilation, insulation, location?  Yes, there are a lot of possibilities.

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City chicken guide – chicken coop ideas and advice from an expert on backyard chickens.

In 2018, my husband Louie and I decided we wanted to try our hand at raising chickens in the city. I grew up outside of Kansas City on spacious land, where we had room for a barn and pasture that our horses and chickens could live and roam. I have lived in the St. Louis now for 8 years, and I wanted to bring that idea of the barnyard to my backyard in the city. Now, one year later, I have a chicken coop in my backyard with two full-sized laying hens, two pullets, and plenty of fresh eggs. Are you thinking of getting backyard chickens? Are you wondering where to start? I’ve been there! And now I’m here to share some tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way when it comes to building a chicken coop and raising city chickens.

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Winter Chicken Coop Preparation

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Chicken Coop Checklist

Make Sure Your Coop is Ready for Spring!

Spring is quickly approaching, which means more daylight, warmer weather, and (most importantly) more eggs.  This is the perfect time to make sure you are all stocked up and prepared to keep a clean and comfortable coop all spring and summer long.  You, your chickens, and probably even your neighbors, will be glad that you did.  Besides, it is always satisfying to be able to proudly show and appreciate what a tidy coop you keep!  

Whether you're raising chickens for the first time (which we have broken down into 3 easy steps here), bringing new birds into the coop, or just want to make sure you're taking advantage of all of the latest and greatest innovations in the world of poultry products (and there are lots!), it's always good to start with a list.

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