Category Archives: Chickens

Raising chickens on a Texas Homestead

Chickcozy Automatic Chicken Coop Door Review (2023)

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Is There An Easy Way To Protect Your Backyard Chicken Flock? How do you keep your backyard chicken flock safe from predators? What if you can’t be there in the morning to open their coop or to close it securely at night?

Should you get automatic chicken coop door for your flock? What are the benefits? The drawbacks? I’m laying it all out for you here!

Chickcozy automatic chicken coop door - Green. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Make A Large Chicken Water System For CHEAP!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Every chicken raiser knows how important clean water is for their chickens. But chickens like to scratch, sending dirt everywhere. And the water in their fount gets dirty fast.

We came up with a system that provides our chickens plenty of water and that water stays clean. We made the water system ourselves for cheap and you can too! 

How to keep Chicken's water cool and shaded using Cattle panel, shade cloth and sunflowers. #TexasHomesteader

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Cheaper Ways To Raise Chickens! (Making Do With What You Have)

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

It’s fun to raise your own backyard hens. And those fresh eggs can’t be beat! But if you’re not careful, raising those chickens can cost you a lot.

I’m sharing ways to shave the cost of raising your own chickens by using things you probably already have.

How to save money when raising Laying Hens Chickens. #TexasHomesteader

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How Much Does It Cost To Raise Your Own Chickens?

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

When the price of eggs spikes more people consider raising their own chickens. It’s a common belief that you’ll be saving money because if you’re raising your own chickens your eggs will all be free.

But if you’ve never raised chickens before you might not know what expenses to expect. I’m sharing approximate costs and some money-saving tips too!

What does it cost to raise your own laying hens chickens #TexasHomesteader

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Homestead Hack: MYO Low-Waste Chicken Feeder

by Texas Homesteader ~

Did you know you could make a chicken feeder from a repurposed coffee can? Yep, it’s true.

You know what I say: “Use Whatcha Got!”. Check out this Homestead Hack & see how we easily (and with NO out of pocket) repaired our chicken feeder for many more years of service.

Check out this Homestead Hack & see how we used an empty, repurposed coffee canister to make a low-waste chicken feeder for cheap! #TexasHomesteader

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Chicken Pen In The Garden Is Best Of Both Worlds!

by Texas Homesteader ~

Last year RancherMan & I decided that housing our free-range hens in the coop of our 1880’s barn just wasn’t protecting them.  Oh they were safe in the coop overnight, but when we let them out to free range each morning, predators were taking the entire flock time & time again.  We needed a modified free-range setup.

So we decided we’d amend our garden to include the chickens.  But our fenced garden offered some layout challenges.

I recently wrote a piece for Mother Earth News, come see how we were able to successfully incorporate the chickens into our garden area.  We have been able to protect the chickens from predators as well as the garden from the chickens.

Combining chicken pen w/veggie garden in a modified free-range setup protects chickens from predators & the garden from the chickens #TexasHomesteader

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