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Most chicken keepers are pretty passionate about their flock. At the mere mention of chickens you can bet to rile a heartfelt conversation detailing the things they love best about their collection of birds. By the end of the conversation, they’ll probably be trying to convince you to get your own flock. Chicken keepers like […]Read more »
This month’s “Cool Coop” is probably the craziest, most original coop yet! It’s the ultimate example of repurposing or upcycling, and it’s a fully functioning coop as well! Continue to read as John L’Heureux from Litchfield, New Hampshire describes how this unusual coop came to be: My sister’s step son used to work for a Porta Potty […]Read more »
Summer Egg Production…kind of sounds like a play, doesn’t it? Maybe I should say Summer Egg Production (or lack there of). Or, how ’bout Summer Egg Production (yes, no, maybe). Remember back when it was Spring time? The grass and trees were turning green. The flowers were budding, some even flowering into their full beauty. […]Read more »
This month’s “chicken themed” giveaway is a great way to personalize those beautiful fresh eggs that you either generously gift to a friend or sell to an eager customer. Artisan, Jill Marshall, from the Etsy shop, Southern Paper and Ink, will send one of our lucky readers a “Fresh Eggs” stamp that will add an unique touch to an […]Read more »
The scorching sun… The sticky humidity… The hot temperatures… Chickens natural way of keeping cool is to spread their feathers to let the heat escape. They are also smart enough to seek shade, create dust bathing areas, and drink plenty of water. Although they do a pretty good job of keeping themselves cool, I (along […]Read more »
This month’s Cool Coop just might be the “Coolest” yet! Tom from Illinois used the architecture of his historic neighborhood as an inspiration for this unique coop. Continue reading as he describes the design and construction of his coop, “Tom’s Bird House”: Our goal for the coop was to incorporate it into the neighborhood. We live […]Read more »
Farm Fresh Eggs! One of the joys of raising back yard chickens is the many ways I get to be creative in using the delicious eggs. A frittata is like a quiche, but without the crust. I am one of those people who don’t always eat the crust, so a frittata is better suited for […]Read more »
Using eggshells in the garden can help provide calcium to plants and can also help fight off blossom end rot in some plants, such as tomatoes, squash, and peppers. Before using the egg shells, rinse them out first. Doing so will help to keep unwanted animals away and will also assure that the shells don’t […]Read more »