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Your backyard chickens depend on you for their health, housing and safety, and, in exchange, they will supply eggs, entertainment, pest control, fertilizer, meat and more. You should anticipate losing a bird to predation occasionally, but these tips will help keep your flock safe from a wide variety of predators. 1. If you raise your […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Last Wednesday, the first day of summer officially arrived at 1840 Farm. In New England, bidding a final farewell to the previous winter and the mud season that follows is an annual tradition. I normally feel the need to celebrate the arrival of the heat. Without the hot summer temperatures, I would […]Read more »
by Lisa Steele When we decided to start raising chickens three and a half years ago, I knew that our six tiny chicks would eventually grow out of their brooder box and need a coop. So I starting looking at pre-made coops, coop kits and coop plans, but couldn’t find exactly what I […]Read more »
Written and photographed by Steve Maxwell There are numerous benefits to raising poultry, and even city dwellers should consider keeping a few chickens. If the looks of the coop are a concern, a small coop with a touch of class and style is the goal of Mother Earth News’ coop design, which makes it even […]Read more »