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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 suggestion that may work for you.

Installing a red L.E.D light for your chicken 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.

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November 1, 2014 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 features that keep your chickens safe as well as comfortable.

Window Hires - Wire Mesh

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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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tis The Season / Coop Season

 

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...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Monday, November 5, 2012

Your Storage Shed - Get What You Deserve

 

If you are in the market for a new storage shed whether it is for home, business use, storing supplies in garden storage sheds, or even if you are buying a storage shed for your sports team to store equipment and supplies,it is important that you get...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Friday, October 19, 2012

Southern Coop Care

 

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 caring for chickens in hot weather.  Having chickens in the South brings on a different level of care and maintenance for housing your chickens. We...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Winter Horse Care and a Warm Barn

 

 

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 about winter horse care.
 
Like most animals horses possess built-in responses to freezing temperatures that help them deal with the...
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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa
Mega Garage

The mega garage package offers a second floor with a full 8’ of ceiling height across the width and length of the upstairs

If you are in a situation of deciding whether it is time to replace your garage or you are looking to add a building to a shore area property or even an all in one living space/garage in the mountains for those well deserved weekend getaways, you may want to consider the Mega Garage.
Unlike a raised roof garage which can leave you...
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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pedal and Ponder Thoughts from the Saddle

 
While logging miles on my bicycle the other day I started to think about the living quarters for my bike vs. 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...
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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gazebo Function and Size

 
If you are considering a gazebo for function, know in advance how it will be used and for how many people so you can determine your ideal gazebo size. A hospital for example, may want to consider a larger gazebo that can be used by the employees, staff and visitors and will need to be able to comfortably fit 10-12 people at once. A retired couple however, may want a smaller gazebo just...
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October 31, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Brief History of Outdoor Living

 
  
The summer months are upon us now and as we sit or cook under our pavilions and relax in the shade and comfort of our gazebos the brief escape from the sun or the chance to relax at the end of a day is a welcome time to enjoy.  Or perhaps you are going out to harvest herbs and vegetables via the throughway of  stained ...
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October 31, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Friday, August 10, 2012

Who's On? We Are

 
Horizon Structures is on that’s who. 
To better service our online customers we now offer a live chat option that will give you access to one of our customer service team members during our normal business hours.   If you are having trouble finding a specific area on our website or even if you come up with general questions that may arise during your visit to www.horizonstructures....
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October 31, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Super Coop More Chickens More Fun

 
For those of you who raise chickens either for hobby or profit or for both reasons, you might have started on a small scale to see how chicken raising was going to work for you.
Whether it is a case of just growing your hobby interest or simply the fact that there are so many breeds of chickens out there that you want to expand the variety of your...
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October 31, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Friday, July 27, 2012

Life After Chickens The Next Big Thing?

 
A question I am starting to hear more and more in my line of work is, what’s the next big thing going to be? 
 
Like many people today, raising chickens for both hobby and as a means of living a more self sustaining life style has become very popular.  Not to mention, how good are those fresh eggs? 
 
So now that you...
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October 31, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

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October 31, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Pool Houses, Storage and Fun, All In One

 

So here we are in the thick of summer.  The heat is in full effect and for us here in PA we are enjoying that wonderful humidity that we all love to not love.
A few weeks ago we talked about outdoor living.  Pergolas, gazebos, pavilions were the hot topic and are still some of the best ways to catch a bit of shade outdoors....

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October 28, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A New Employee In A Horse and Dog World

 
  
            Hey folks.  Let me introduce myself.  Mike Rinier is the name, and I am the new guy here at Horizon Structures on the Customer Service team.
 
            I have been here at Horizon for about 3 months now and to say I come from a varied background of work experience is a minor statement.
From custom...
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October 28, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Oh yes, the humble garage. Call it what you will. The ever-famous place to put everything from the family vehicles, tools, sports equipment and all-terrain “toys” to gardening supplies and lawn mowers is evolving. Your garage has probably had something similar to all of the above (…and more) inside it at one time or another.

Today’s garage has moved beyond boring storage and a place to park the family car. It now serves as a many-facetted jewel offering unlimited options. To the home owner who has children returning from college (for the summer or beyond…) the second story of a...

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October 28, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Severe Weather - Think About Your Horse

 
  
Last time we talked about the heat of summer quickly creeping up on both us and our horse partners and the simple, inexpensive things we can do to keep them healthy and comfortable.
Something else we’re all aware of is that the lovely summer weather can bring some intense storms as well.  Smaller animals can seek refuge on their own...
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October 28, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Friday, June 1, 2012

Beating the Heat/ Summer Horse Care

 

Well here we are with the hot weather of summer getting more intense each day.  It would be easy to talk about run in sheds for your horse and how they can provide unbeatable shade.  And we could go on about the features like oak kickboard and how board and batten finishes look great on any farm.  We could...

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October 28, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Now that the warmer weather finally seems to be here to stay, my thoughts as I am sure yours do, turn to spending time outside. Working in the yard to achieve the perfect garden and flower bed and of course one of the most popular things to do during great weather, grilling and spending time with friends and family.
Some of us like a simple porch area or deck to spend this time with our...

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October 28, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

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