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by Rebecca Nickols ~ the garden-roof coop Here’s a simple DIY project that’s a unique way to decorate and dye eggs for the Easter holiday. Martha Stewart was my inspiration for this project and surprisingly enough, my results were quite similar to hers! Click on this link for the instructions and video of her tutorial: Martha Stewart’s Botanical Eggs […]Read more »
I recently conducted a class for the Master Gardener chapter that I’m a member of on 20 “DIY” bird-feeders utilizing natural sources, recycled materials and re-purposed items. Of course the best bird-feeder is what nature provides: nuts, seeds and fruit from native trees, shrubs and wildflowers. But – this class was all about creating bird-feeders […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell I’m so honored to share this exciting news with all of you! Community Chickens is proud to announce a new line of chicken themed E-Cards available to YOU, our valued readers! The artwork that appears on the cards was designed and created by the gifted and talented artist Lindsey Bugbee and myself, […]Read more »
by Wendy EN Thomas of Lessons Learned from the Flock I live in New Hampshire where our winters can get bitterly cold and while I don’t put a heater in our coop (if there is room to roost, the birds know how to keep themselves warm) on the coldest of cold days, I do leave […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols from the garden-roof coop I’m not only crazy about my colorful, entertaining backyard flock of chickens, I’m also passionate about the native birds in my backyard. My husband and I have a small business (Rebecca’s Bird Gardens) where we sell birdhouses and bird-feeders at our local farmers’ market. Even though I all about “feeding […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Once upon a time there was a man who loved his granddaughters… Rich lives in Live Oak, Florida and has two enterprising granddaughters. About five years ago, when the girls were only 7 and 5 years old, they told their grandfather their dreams: one little girl had plans to go to Harvard, […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Several months ago, I invited all of the readers at Community Chickens to share their story with me. Since then, I have been busy reading your creative solutions to chicken keeping challenges. I have really enjoyed learning about your inventive designs for your coops. One of the more creative coop construction stories […]Read more »
by Meredith ChilsonIt’s probably no secret that I’m a bird lover. I have several backyard bird feeders, am often found slowly cruising summer back roads looking in shrubs for nests or even occasionally can be caught standing in my yard staring at the sky following the flight of a raven or the call of a […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson The holidays are looming, and I’ve pulled down the crates and tubs of decorations and ornaments from the high shelf in the garage. As I sort through the boxes, I realize that many of them are handmade—some of glitter, glue and toothpicks made by tiny hands, others of ceramic, glass or wood. […]Read more »
What does a DIY composter have to do with raising chickens? Well, if you have chickens, you have chicken manure … and if you’re a gardener (like me) this unlimited supply of manure can provide you with an endless supply of the world’s best organic fertilizer! In fact, out of the fluffy backside of an average-sized […]Read more »