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For any of you who have a dog that you may have added to your family when your children were young, I am sure that you have no doubt heard the phrase "We'll help clean up after the dog. We promise" And if you have heard that phrase it's sincerity usually passes about as fast as the cute puppy grows.

Well good news. If you are getting in to keeping chickens and if it is a project that you want to take on as a family, and that phrase has been used inserting the word chickens for dog, we may be able to offer some help when it comes to cleaning your chicken coop.

When you are...

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January 16, 2013 posted by Jill Siragusa

For those of you who have a coop or those of you who may be looking to get your first coop and want to maximize egg production and have a more relaxed coop environment, here is one chicken coop lighting idea that may work for you.

Installing a red L.E.D light in your coop can make your chickens calmer and less aggressive. On top of that they may indeed lay more eggs,even in the winter months when egg production is usually down due to less daylight that is available.

How it works: Install the roof mounted solar panel charger using a provided mounting bracket. This will be...

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January 16, 2013 posted by Jill Siragusa

When it comes to protecting your chickens you want to have no doubts that they will be safe from everything from Weasels to Coyotes and any other local predators. When you are looking to get your new coop or if you are shopping to upgrade to a larger size be sure to check out the chicken coop protection features that keep your chickens safe as well as comfortable.

At Horizon Structures, We use 1x2 vinyl coated wire mesh on all of our vents and also to cover all of the operating window panels on our coops.

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December 21, 2012 posted by Jill Siragusa

Well folks we've made it to December and the end of December at that. It's getting very close to coop season here at Horizon Structures

While coop season never really stops, We wait anxiously for the new year. Because at the beginning of each new year we get to help all the new customers who are looking to explore and enjoy this new found hobby of raising chickens.

If you are just getting started, check out the pull it coop. This is a great coop with a built on run and is also easy to move around your property with a lawn tractor or...

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December 21, 2012 posted by Jill Siragusa

For our Blog this time we welcome a new guest writer.

A recent customer of ours, Amy Caraway in Salisbury North Carolina has been kind enough to share her excitement about getting her new barn but also provides some insight to how she handles her horses during what would be a more mild winter in a more Southern region. Her story also provides a good view of how our horse barns fair in North Carolina's climate. It also demontrates the importance of good horse barn ventilation.

Thank you Amy for sharing with us and we hope her experience provides all of you with some helpful...

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December 8, 2012 posted by Jill Siragusa

For this Post we are again lucky to have one of our customers, Shelly Rose who owns a shed row barn with an overhang from Horizon Structures send us her story about their experience during hurricane Sandy. We are very happy that everything is safe and secure on Shelly's farm. As Superstorm Sandy was fast approaching and the whole east coast was bracing for the impact, I stood in our backyard looking at our brand new Horizon Structures shed row barn. Not only was I thankful for a safe place for our horses, but our compact little setup was solidly built and secure enough for our two Geldings...

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November 7, 2012 posted by Jill Siragusa

If you are in the market for a new storage shed whether it is for home or business use or even if you are buying a storage shed for your sports team to store equipment and supplies,it is important that you get what you deserve. Here at Horizon Structures we enjoy working directly with the customer to be sure that your custom-built shed is going to be the best possible storage structure (https://www.horizonstructures.com/storage-sheds.asp)that suits your needs. We’ll be with you from the first phone call to after the sale...

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November 5, 2012 posted by Jill Siragusa

Hey Folks. Our guest blogger Betsy is back with some advice on caring for your chickens if you live in a southern climate. We thank her for such a great blog about building the coop and now she offers some great advice about taking care of the chickens in hot weather. Southern Coop Care Raising chickens in Florida brings on a different level of care and maintenance for housing your chickens. We don’t have to worry about cold temperatures or freezing water in South Florida, in fact we introduce frozen water in the dead of summer to give our chickens a much needed break from the heat. Kind...

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October 19, 2012 posted by Jill Siragusa

 

With the fall season in full swing now and the leaves on the trees turning beautiful colors before giving way to nature and falling to the ground to create a quilted landscape it is time to start thinking of our horses and their well being during the cold months.

 

 
Like most animals horses possess built-in responses to freezing temperatures that help them deal with the cold, and like most animals they grow a...
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October 10, 2012 posted by Jill Siragusa
For our blog this time we are fortunate enough to have a guest writer and current customer take us through her experience of buying our popular 5x6 chicken coop kit and assembling it with her husband.  We thank Betsy for this insight in to taking on a project like this with no professional help.  It can be done folks and it can be fun. 

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September 25, 2012 posted by Jill Siragusa
If you are in a situation of deciding whether it is time...
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September 12, 2012 posted by Jill Siragusa
While logging miles on my bicycle the other day I started to think about the living quarters for my bike versus the living quarters for a horse.
Now while this may seem trivial to most, we must remember that not all horses and not all bicycles have ideal places to stay.  If horses were all treated as they should be we would not hear about the horror stories of how they managed before they were helped out of their bad situation and in to a loving...
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August 22, 2012 posted by Jill Siragusa

We at Horizon Structures wanted to come out with a cost efficent way to have a garage or a horse barn with some loft storage, so look what we came up with.....

A two-story, pre-fab structure takes a few days of on-site labor to complete, right? Wrong! The innovators here at Horizon Structures have come up with an entirely new concept for installing a second story on a building. Give Amish builders lumber, some hinges, and a mission; and what is the result? Horizon Structures' new 2-story 2-car structure. You read that correctly,...
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December 9, 2008 posted by Jill Siragusa

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Horizon Structures is the area's leader in quality crafted storage sheds, horse barns, and ...

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November 30, 2007 posted by Jill Siragusa

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