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A Mason jar and a chicken wire stencil can make a charming lantern for your porch or patio. With just a few craft items you can make outdoor lantern to be decorative during the day and sparkle in the evening. I bought a case of purple mason jars in the spring since Ball Jars had […]Read more »
While the turkeys were living all snug in their brooder for the first 7 to 8 weeks of their life, we were getting everything ready for them outside. Getting started with turkeys has taken a lot of time, but we are hoping that going forward, the majority of the work is done. Using scrap and […]Read more »
Keeping backyard chickens is a rewarding experience. I have very few complaints when it comes to taking care of my ladies. I love the peace they bring me with their scratching about in the yard. The eggs are top notch and the education that keeping chickens has brought to my family is priceless. However, this […]Read more »
A flock of quail is called a covey, a female is called a hen, and a male is called a roo or a cock Can’t get enough of your chickens, geese, guineas, and ducks? Or don’t have the space to keep any of those birds? Well, I invite you to consider the Coturnix quail. The […]Read more »
We are approaching our second year of raising chickens and our first BIG problem! Until recently, the chickens have lived together peacefully. They have a 6×6 coop and a fenced chicken yard to enjoy. All was good until… One morning a few weeks ago, I noticed that one of the chickens had some feathers missing […]Read more »
Want a great capital letter bulletin board with chicken wire? Capital letters of people’s first or last names seem to be in vogue for homes. I was just blessed to move to near Boise, Idaho in an adorable farmhouse. I wanted to use the capital letter of our last name idea for a bulletin board […]Read more »
It’s that time of year. You walk into the farm store and it is the first thing you hear. You follow the sound, and you are lead to little chirping bundles of joy. Baby chicks, all fluffy and cute. You can’t resist. You give in to the cuteness and buy some. Or, maybe you look […]Read more »
Since I started contributing to Community Chickens, I’ve highlighted several “Cool Coops” that have been constructed by some creative chicken keepers. I’ve also shared my own coop in several different articles, but never featured it as a “Cool Coop”. I thought the Community might want to see the evolution of my green roof coop – […]Read more »
Farming is increasingly a hard economic decision to make. In many ways, it’s a sacrifice. It’s a sacrifice of an easier life for one that’s (in our opinion) ultimately more rewarding. So, we farmers, rural and urban alike, have to stick together. We have to look out for each other. We have to be a […]Read more »