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By Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village Coconut Oil has become all the rage these days and for some great reasons. The oil is said to have antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. It contains healthy fats that have been said to help with weight loss, heart disease and diabetes. There are skin care […]Read more »
Guest post by: Cam Mather My latest project combines two of my interests. The first is to see things ‘repurposed’ that were otherwise not being used or were destined for the landfill. The second is that I like to see that my family members are comfortable and well looked after. All of our pets … […]Read more »
The Christmas Holiday has come and gone at our house. This was the first year that our children did not get up at the first crack of dawn to rush to the living room while screaming, “Santa Came!” It was a bit of a milestone I must say, and I was feeling a bit nostalgic […]Read more »
This year, Larry Ward managed to capture a photo of the elusive Chicken Claus, who, every year, visits your hens and roos leaving treats for the goodies and none for the baddies. This year, several of our Facebook friends shared photos of their own Cool Christmas Coops, and in turn, we thought you might like […]Read more »
Chicken coops are like real estate. After all, a coop is a house, right? Housing for humans and chickens are really needed for the same reason: shelter from the elements of life. How fancy or simple a house or coop is, depends on the person (not the chicken – I have yet to meet a […]Read more »
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 »