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Winter, the season of short days and long nights. Often, the skies are grey and snow filled and all I want to do is feel the warm sun on my face. Dreams of beach days, flip flops and warm breezes fill my thoughts. I imagine they fill the thoughts of most people on a cold […]Read more »
Snow has been forecast and it is time to begin our winter rituals in regards to our Chicken Coop. We have a small backyard flock. Their coop is 5 foot by 5 foot with a height of 5 feet. This houses 4 birds comfortably. They have a high roosting pole and also nest boxes that […]Read more »
By Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village It is that time of year, the Harvest has begun in earnest. Our tomatoes are slow to ripen, but other things in the garden as well as our local Farm Market are flourishing. The pretty flowers of summer fade all too soon. This is the […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest Gardens and chickens seem to go hand in hand. It is so much fun seeing gardens come to life when the chickens are let out and about to free-range. We enjoy watching them spending their time, exploring, tasting, and making a mess. We often follow behind them with a […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols This month’s “Cool Coop” is home to the beloved hen, Lucy. ♥ Lucy, who suffers from the aftereffects of Marek’s Disease, is cared for by author and artist, Lauren Scheuer. I’ve followed Lauren’s blog, Scratch and Peck, for years. The stories, photos and wonderful artwork of her endearing backyard chickens are such a […]Read more »
by Jane Smith from Solway Feeders Birds are often most vulnerable to disease and infection during their early days. When a combination of rapid growth and close confinement come together it creates the perfect conditions for harmful bacteria. Even a nonfatal level of virus can slow their development. No one likes to think of her […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Here’s a great series of photos that will no doubt inspire a future or experienced chicken keeper to construct a coop using found and re-purposed items. The result is an attractive and functional chicken dwelling that builder, Jason Bolvin, refers to as the “Chick Inn”! Continue reading as Jason describes the construction […]Read more »
Choosing the right materials for DIY coop projects can be every bit as important as their design, particularly when it comes to feeders.
Using pressure treated wood or even old pallets can pose potential dangers of which you should be aware.Read more »
Raising chickens is a valuable practice for any homesteader, but protecting chickens from predators can be a tough job. In this video, I provide some tips for keeping your flock safe and happy. Your backyard chickens depend on you for health, housing and safety. In return, they will supply you with eggs, entertainment, pest control, […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols I’m very excited to share this month’s “Coop Coop”. – It’s full of unique features and gadgets that I know will inspire a lot of our readers. The solar powered aspect is innovative alone, but wait until you see the nesting boxes and coop door opener! Continue reading as Gale Thomas-Goodman describes […]Read more »