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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 »
by Harry Hessen of For the Love of Chicken Poop Spring is here, at least according to the calendar. Are you planning to get chicks and also build your own backyard coop for the first time? If so then you are probably just starting to gather information or have Googled every word related to […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols from the garden-roof coop I’m rather fortunate when it comes to having my own personal handy-man / carpenter at my disposal. My husband can create and construct just about anything. And.. when it comes to “Cool Coops” he came up with one of the most unique chicken coops I’ve ever seen! – Click […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols This month’s Cool Coop caught my eye because its construction fascinated me… I’ve seen a few examples of buildings utilizing this method of building referred to as cordwood construction, cordwood masonry or stackwood masonry, but this chicken coop was so unique and creative–I couldn’t wait to share it with the Community! Thanks to chicken keeper and builder, Steve Irish, […]Read more »
by Heather Nicholson of Scratch Cradle This time of year, many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are looking ahead towards spring. Along with the colorful seed catalogs, hatchery catalogs are arriving, and we browse exotic breeds, dreaming of the season ahead. This is the perfect time of year to set-up breeding pens with your […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols This month’s featured “Cool Coop” caught my attention for two reasons… The first reason is obvious; the coop is fantastic. It’s not only well crafted and constructed, it’s also an attractive addition to the landscape. But when chicken keeper, Liz Nylen, sent me the story and photos of her coop, what really got me […]Read more »
by Meredith ChilsonCourtney collects chickens. Well, maybe it’s more accurate to say that Courtney attracts chickens. It all started at a yard sale almost six years ago. At this particular sale, a mother hen and five baby chicks were in a pen in the yard with a “free to a good home” sign. Now, really. […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell This month’s story takes us to Kathy Bopps beautiful coop in Pulaski, VA. But before we head to Virginia, I thought I would share some interesting facts about how y’all prefer your turkey. The Community Chicken readers have spoken, and it looks as though most of you will be enjoying a brined, […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols It seems that this time of the year a lot of time is spent in the kitchen… Whether it’s preparing Thanksgiving dinner or just spending time with family and friends–everyone always gravitates to the warmth and comfort of this room. I doubt that many of you ever think of a potential chicken […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Today we’re traveling to Fresno, California to visit with Donna McGlasson, proud owner of Coop de Clucks Chalet! Donna raises her 3 chickens, 2 Rhode Island Reds and a Barred Rock for organic eggs. Coop de Chalet resides in the heart of suburbia, but it’s unique shape and great use of space […]Read more »