Category Archives: Chickening

Best practices, tips, and helpful hints on chickening.

Raising Chickens for Eggs or Meat: It’s a Matter of Taste

Broiler Chicken

The more you look into raising chickens, the more you realize that there are certain decisions you need to make right up front. For instance, do you want to raise chickens as family pets or for food? And if for food, do you want them for eggs or meat – or both? If stretching your […]

3 Simple Steps to Ensure Your Chickens Have Cleaner Water

Providing your chickens with easy access to water one of the most important (and obvious) things you can do when raising a flock. Having plenty of water is crucial for their quality of life, egg production and overall health. Keeping their water clean is also very important. It helps to ensure your chickens stay healthy […]

5 Things You’ll Need Before Bringing Home Backyard Chickens

Raising backyard chickens can be a fun and rewarding experience for families. If you’re interested in trying your hand at owning chickens, there are a few essential tools and items you’ll need to get started. Though your list of essentials will vary depending on the age of your birds, here are a few must-have supplies […]

10 Common Predators that Want to Eat Your Chickens (and what to do about them)

Fox Peering

Protecting your flock from potential predators is a crucial aspect of owning and raising chickens. Due to the immobility and somewhat docile nature of chickens, they serve as easy prey for a number of predators, including some that you may not immediately suspect. To better protect your chickens, it’s important to understand what you’re protecting […]

6 Factors to Consider Before Raising Backyard Chickens

backyard chickens

People raise backyard chickens for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re interested in filling a coop for egg production or raising a small flock as pets, there are a few things you should know before you make the commitment to turn a portion of your yard into farmland. 1. You will have many chicken breeds […]

Why Coops are Essential for Protecting Your Chickens

Chicken and Coop

Raising chickens can be a rewarding hobby, a fun family project, or even a lucrative business, but to live a long and happy life, your birds need to be safe. That is why choosing the right chicken coop – and ensuring it is providing adequate safety for all your chickens – is so important.  To […]

Coop Controls’ Top 10 Picks From Global Pet Expo

This week, Coop Controls enjoyed its first appearance at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, FL, where we were proud to debut our all-new automatic chicken coop door opener kit — making it easier than ever for anyone to own backyard chickens. Along with our own product, we’re excited to share these 10 items, some […]

Coop Controls Technology: What You Need to Know

When installing any type of new equipment, it’s inevitable there will be questions on how the pieces work as a whole unit. The Coop Controls team has designed a highly intelligent product, and the following information address some common questions. What is a photocell sensor? A photocell sensor is a device that measures light intensity […]