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Posted 2013-04-04T13:47:47+0000  by HomeDepotJayne HomeDepotJayne

your link in the article to building your own chicken coop only brings up an error message...

Posted 2013-04-05T16:51:50+0000  by lnk

Sorry about that! I'm not sure what went wrong but I just double checked the link and it seems to be working now.

 

If you can't find it, you can get there directly using this link.

 

If you have any more problems, please let us know and we'll get them worked out ASAP!

 

Michael Nolan | Editor
The Home Depot Garden Club

Posted 2013-04-05T18:40:58+0000  by MichaelNolanTHD
I love chicken. But my town let do it ? Manhasset. Because I have large backyard. How can I know. Thanks.
Posted 2013-04-11T16:45:58+0000  by Suzyhu
How long from brooder to hen house outside?
Posted 2013-04-12T05:43:09+0000  by Sewpat

Is it necessary to have a rooster for the hens to lay eggs?

Posted 2013-04-12T18:17:03+0000  by Clusterfuct

Clusterfuct wrote:

Is it necessary to have a rooster for the hens to lay eggs?


No, it isn't. Eggs are produced by daily ovulation. You only need a rooster if you want baby chicks.

 

 

 

Michael Nolan | Editor
The Home Depot Garden Club

Posted 2013-04-12T20:08:53+0000  by MichaelNolanTHD

Sewpat wrote:
How long from brooder to hen house outside?



In my experience, I take my chicks outdoors for a few hours a day when they are about 2-3 weeks old, returning them to the warmth of the brooder at night. This gets them acclimated to the outdoors without the risk of them getting too cold while they are still adjusting.

 

I leave my chickens outdoors fulltime after 6 weeks.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Michael Nolan | Editor
The Home Depot Garden Club

Posted 2013-04-12T20:12:35+0000  by MichaelNolanTHD

Suzyhu wrote:
I love chicken. But my town let do it ? Manhasset. Because I have large backyard. How can I know. Thanks.

 I just spoke with Joe in the clerk's office at North Hempstead, NY who told me that according to local regulations, chickens are considered livestock and are not allowed on residential property. Since I wasn't sure if you were in Manhasset proper or in one of the unicorporated areas there, I encourage you to follow up with your local zoning office before you get chickens.

 

Good luck!

 

Michael Nolan | Editor
The Home Depot Garden Club

Posted 2013-04-12T20:15:22+0000  by MichaelNolanTHD

how to build a chicken coop for 4 hens a rooster?

Posted 2013-04-13T19:31:21+0000  by MsVi

I purchased all the materials for the Home Depot coop and ready to begin the project. Can you please post the rest of the how to? Thanks.

Posted 2013-04-14T00:31:24+0000  by dustincercado
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