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Which Treats are Okay for Your Flock?

Keeping chickens is a great way to reduce food waste in your home. Many table scraps can be taken out to your coop and given as treats to your flock. As with all animals, there are some foods that are fit for human consumption that may be dangerous to your chickens’ health. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the goods that are great for your flock and which ones you should simply take to the compost bin. The Good: Fruit: bananas, apples, berries, and watermelon are fantastic treats to give to your chickens. The vitamins and nutrients in these fruits supplement your chicken’s feed. Cabbage: In addition to being a nutritious snack, many chickens enjoy playing with cabbages....

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Keep Your Flock Laying With These Tips

The most common reason that people establish chicken coops, whether in a backyard, or out on a farm, is to get a regular supply of eggs. When the hens stop laying, the investment often feels like a waste of time and resources. While we believe that chickens are great companions and pets, and add more to your life than just a steady supply of eggs, we understand the frustration that comes when your hens stop laying. Here are a few ways you can help your hens keep laying throughout the year. Manage Their Diets The key to healthy egg production is often found in your chickens’ diets. Good chicken feed will contain the right amounts of protein, vitamins, fiber, and...

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What do Chickens Teach Kids?

Growing up on a farm is always an enriching experience, teaching responsibility, the value of hard work, and the importance of caring for others, whether animal or human. Sadly, not everyone is fortunate enough to have livestock right outside their front door, but more and more people are starting to invest in backyard chicken coops, creating their own urban farming paradise right in the heart of the city. While your child won’t have to pitch hay down from a hayloft, teaching them to care for your backyard flock can instill a number of important lessons that can shape the way they see the world. Where the Food Comes From Most people start raising chickens for the purpose of having a...

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Predator Detection at its Finest

When night falls and your chickens seek shelter in their coop, predators often come snooping around. We want your chickens to be safe in their coop. This is why we’ve developed our Coop Tender Predator Motion Sensor. This accessory works with any of our automatic doors equipped with our Wi-Fi Module. How does the sensor work? How Does it Work? Our Predator Motion Detection Module uses an infrared light detector to view objects in the darkest conditions. Anything that gives off body heat will be visible to the motion detector. Should a predator come close to your coop, the motion detector will pick up the movement and send a notification to your smartphone. You can turn off the notifications if...

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