Chicken Coops Burlington VT

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Old North End Veterinary Clinic
(802) 861-6500
57 N Champlain St
Burlington, VT
 
Spectrum Youth & Family Services
(802) 660-0540
141 Maple St
Burlington, VT
 
Moore Linda M vetnarn
(802) 863-2470
292 Pearl St
Burlington, VT
 
Pawbella Pet Boutique
(802) 864-9100
194 College St
Burlington, VT
 
PetSmart
(802) 872-1819
21 TRADER LANE
WILLISTON, VT

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Animal Crackers
(802) 922-5807
430 Shelburne Rd
Burlington, VT
 
Vermont To Pet Mobile Veterinary
(802) 658-2202
57 N Champlain St
Burlington, VT
 
Cats Vermont-Veterinary Clinic For Cats
(802) 863-2470
292 Pearl St
Burlington, VT
 
Green Mountain Animal Defenders - Burlington
(802) 861-3030
21 Church St
Burlington, VT
 
Judi's Pawsitively Purrfect Pet Grooming LLC
(802) 464-2557
4180 Route 9
Marlboro, VT
Description
Salon offers grooming and styling to breed profile and artistic flair. Judi has 24 years experience. Best products used from start to finish and chosen for your pet's skin/coat. Quiet, one groomer shop allows for individual care and attention. Retailing dog apparel, grooming products and tools the groomer uses! Toys, treats, collars, leases and more! Grooming done by appointment. Open Mon-Sat. Closed Weds and Sun.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

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Backyard Chickens - An Urban Farm Remodel?

You might be thinking, what does raising chicken have to do with home remodeling? Well if you want to add a "farm" feel to your urban (or not urban) home try adding some chickens and a fancy chicken coop to your yard. Urban chicken farming has become very popular in recent years....so join the trend and get fresh eggs. And you can say your yard is a farm!
 
Why raise chickens? Chickens provide you with a continuous supply of home grown, fresh eggs that are tasteful and nutritious. As well, they  produce quality, nitrogen-rich fertilizer and provide chemical-free bug and weed control. Chickens are also fairly easy and inexpensive to maintain. A hobby of tending chickens can give you that "back to nature" feel, is a great educational experience for your children, and can be just darn fun.
 
  Raising your own chickens means that they will be "free range" chickens; they roam around as they please and are not cramped in dark quarters like commercial chickens where they are inhumanely treated. You can also choose to raise your hens organically by feeding them organic feed only (no regular feed or animal by-products) and by not using any antibiotics except in extreme emergencies where the chicken's health is at risk.
 
   Before raising chickens, check your local chicken laws. Call your local animal control office or local municipality and ask what the laws are in your area regarding owning chickens. Some cities may limit the number of chickens you can have on a given amount of land. Four chickens should be sufficient for a steady supply of eggs.
 
   Next you will want to choose your chickens. You can buy grown chickens or you can raise them from chicks. Local Feed Stores often carry a variety of day old chicks around Spring time. You can also find local chicken farmers. Ask around at farmers markets, health food stores and feed supply stores. Check the classifieds for a livestock section in your newspaper or check online for chicken farmers. Chickens come in large sizes and "bantam" sizes. Bantam sizes are smaller chickens (like "toy" breeds for dogs), and are ideal to use for laying eggs. Larger hens are egg layers also as well as used for meat. Good choices of urban chickens are the Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Plymouth Rocks and Cochin bantams. Your local chicken farmers will know the right breeds for your area's climate.
 
   Before you buy your chickens have their home and food ready for them. Chickens need room to roam and a shelter for laying eggs, sleeping and bad weather days. You can build a simple or elaborate coop. A good rule of thumb is about 2-3 square feet per chicken inside the hen house and 4-5 square feet per chicken in an outside run.  The coop should have a nesting box lined with straw where the hens can lay their eggs, and the floor of the coop should be lined with wood shavings like pine or cedar chips. If you ...

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