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Charlotte French, Amanda Sorrell, Jeanette Beranger, and Patricia Foreman discuss the considerations you need to take when you are looking for or building a chicken coop. This episode was proudly sponsored by Onduline. In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, we discuss the considerations you need to take when you are building […]Read more »
Chickens provide free compost, fresh eggs, and are extremely helpful garden assistants by turning up soil, eating insects, and keeping weeds at bay. They’re part of the perfect garden trifecta: fruit and vegetables, chickens, and bees. They’re also wonderful on their own, without bees or dedicated vegetable gardens. So if you have some extra space in […]Read more »
Chickens are a great addition to any backyard farm or garden and a practical chicken coop will keep them safe. They have amazing personalities and can be good companions. Once you’ve tried their fresh eggs, you’ll never buy another supermarket dozen. Chickens (and other poultry) can give your kids great lessons in responsibility as they […]Read more »
Did you know that chickens are becoming one of the most popular pets in the US? Their popularity has skyrocketed in recent years and it’s no wonder why. They’re child-friendly, inquisitive, make great pets and also lay eggs. If you’re ready to join the chicken craze, keep reading and learn how to build your own […]Read more »
We just set up an additional chicken coop for our breeding hens this spring. It’s been a while since I set up a new coop and I was impressed with how easy it is to meet a chicken’s needs with these inexpensive screw-together coops. It’s like IKEA for chickens! I’m happy with this coop for […]Read more »
This month’s “Cool Coop” comes from an area in the Southwest where you wouldn’t expect to find a bountiful vegetable garden, numerous fruit trees, and an abundance of flowering shrubs and flowers. When Betty Dixon and her mother, Betty Hunter, purchased their Corrales, New Mexico, property in 2003, it was a weed-infested lot with nothing more than tumbleweeds […]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 Meredith Chilson It’s off the beaten path, even for our rural area. The directions were vague—turn here and there, over a single lane bridge, up and around to the top of the hill. But. It was worth the trip. The view is magnificent, the Biodynamic Henhouse is sturdy and modern, and Andrew, the farmer/henkeeper […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols ~ the garden-roof coop Changing the basic geometrical shape (from a square to a circle), took this “Cool Coop” from great to awesome! Continue reading as Julie Felton shares her journaled vision and construction of this month’s featured coop… March 21, 2012 Here’s a little model of a chicken coop I designed. […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols from the garden-roof coop This month’s “Cool Coop” is a great example of a DIY project, but it also has a unique feature that definitely puts it in this series of creative, inspiring chicken coops. The electricity supplied to this coop is not from a power line or extension cord, but from the […]Read more »