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This month’s Cool Coop is a great example of a coop that has easy access – to clean the coop and monitor the flock. I particularly admire the full size door. I think a lot of chicken keepers wish their coop had this feature – especially when removing and replacing coop bedding. Continue reading as Bill shares the specs of his functional coop.Read more »
I’ve been a free range backyard chicken keeper for years, but recently I’ve grown tired of the mess my flock creates. I still adore their endearing personalities and amusing antics, I’m just done with the “deposits” they leave on the deck and driveway! And – I’ve had a few episodes of stray dogs attacking my […]Read more »
Maybe you’ve experienced a “pay it forward” at a drive through or a grocery market. – Someone pays for your purchase and expects nothing in return. This random act of kindness has a ripple effect restoring our faith in the love and compassion of the human spirit. How awesome would it be to receive your first flock of backyard chickens – FREE! Continued reading as Annie Levesque shares how a gift of chicks inspired our featured “Cool Coop.”Read more »
Kids and backyard chickens have a lot in common. You’ve got to feed them, nurture them, protect them and provide them a safe shelter. It just makes sense to combine a chicken coop with an kid’s backyard hangout! Continue reading as Scott from Connecticut describes how he constructed – The Fort Coop:Read more »
Suet cakes – which are usually made from beef fat (suet) or pork fat (lard) – are a great way to provide a protein boost for your for your flock during the cold months of winter and – especially during a time of stress such as molt or illness. This week’s giveaway comes from a innovative […]Read more »
This month’s giveaway is a positive political chicken themed prize! The decision this election is a tough one, but if a chicken were running for president – what would the campaign issues be? – Free range for all – Protection from predators?? I asked this question to our Facebook Community of bipartisan chicken keepers and here are some of the top campaign promises they would offer:Read more »
This month’s “chicken themed” giveaway is from artist, Susan – from the Etsy shop Gallery in the Garden. She’s offering the winner a matching set of 12 egg carton labels and 20 egg basket tags. The winner will pick their chicken color and small egg color from a list. The labels and tags will also be personalized with their name. THIS IS A GREAT GIVEAWAY!Read more »
[giveaway closed] This month’s “chicken themed” giveaway is a wonderful way to show off your love of backyard chickens! This adorable tote would be perfect to take to the farmers’ market, carry as an overnight bag or as a reusable grocery sack! Artisan, Stacie Bloomfield, will send one of our lucky readers this “Barnyard Chicken Tote” […]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 »