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I had 3 guineas: Penny, Marcia, and Kelly. Being game birds, they tend to be very high-strung, even as chicks. Their basic reaction when anyone got within a couple of feet was to run away and if I needed to corral them for any reason, they behaved like I was going to rend them limb from limb. […]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 »
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 »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest 1. Chickens can be addictive. Once you have a flock I think you might find yourself wanting more. There are so many wonderful beautiful breeds and colored eggs that you might just find yourself becoming a chickens addict. 2. Get a bigger coop. Whether your purchase a coop or build […]Read more »
With a little elbow grease, this Cool Coop is a great example of using recycled material and minimal supplies to come up with a functional coop on a limited budget. This DIY project takes advantage of discarded wooden pallets. – I’ve featured a “Cool Coop” constructed of pallets before and many readers were concerned on […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols This month’s Cool Coop is for those of us out there that want an awesome chicken coop, but don’t have the time or skills to do a complete DIY project. The Green Chicken Coop is a great example of a ready to assemble coop that is a safe, solid housing structure for […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson This is the time of year that our thoughts turn to gifts and our minds begin to reflect on the past, isn’t it? I want to share with you some reflections of the gifts my chickens have given me. Many of the gifts are lessons taught to me, and I’m passing these […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Tips for the Chicken Lover’s Soul When Projects are Involved (NO chicken soup here) Over the last year and half that I’ve been raising my chickens, first three hens, then two more, now four more and probably even more later; I’ve learned a few […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols ~ the garden-roof coop A cottage on the beach is probably on everyone’s list of the perfect summer vacation. But – if you can’t make it to the beach, then you might as well bring it to your backyard! This month’s Cool Coop took on a coastal style when chicken keeper, Nana Hess, […]Read more »