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by Jennifer Sartell Diana made this adorable sign which hangs above the door! This month I’d like to take you to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to visit Diana Fendley’s beautiful chicken coop! I must admit, I am a rustic at heart, and when I look through the chicken coop photos that readers submit, I tend to […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Once again, I’m amazed at how clever and creative some chicken keepers are when it comes to constructing their coops. I especially appreciate the coops that repurpose and recycle materials. I’ve about decided that with a little imagination (and some basic building skills) you can make a coop out of about anything! […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Chickens … by themselves, they are a relatively inexpensive addition to any backyard. You can pick up a handful of chicks at your feed store for under $10. Feed and bedding for a small flock can be as little as $20 a month. Chickens are also pretty easy to care for. Daily […]Read more »
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 Rebecca Nickols When my husband and I were designing our coop we poured over the numerous free blueprints, photos and examples of chicken coops at BackYard Chickens (backyardchickens.com). I’m amazed at how clever and creative some chicken keepers are when it comes to constructing their coop. I especially appreciate the coops that re-purpose and recycle […]Read more »
by Cheryl Long — Illustrated by Nate Skow Chickens are fun and easy to care for – and the steady supply of fresh eggs is an added bonus. I set out to learn how to make a chicken coop that would be secure, low-cost, easy to build, light enough to relocate easily and scaled to fit […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke So, you’ve decided to enter the world of chicken keeping. Congratulations and welcome to the club. We don’t have jackets. Instead, we have chicken coops in every size, type and color. I think that you’ll agree that a coop is a much more useful. Let’s face it, chickens don’t wear jackets. As […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell One of my favorite types of articles to read in magazines like Grit, Mother Earth News or here on Community Chickens are posts about different styles of chicken coops. It’s fascinating to see how each family takes a different approach to housing their animals. Whether it’s a collection of recycled bits and […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell My husband, Zach, and I recently moved from my parents’ house in the woods to a 14-acre farm. Some people move in a weekend, some over a week or so. Our move was a 2-month undertaking, where we hauled four goats, three rabbits, 40 chickens, a small barn, two chicken coops and […]Read more »
by Julie Miles My chicken coop is on wheels! I have a friend who is a woodworker and a jack-of-all-trades, so I commissioned him to build my chicken RV (a large chicken tractor!). Most of the RV was built from scraps that we had lying around. I had a lot of leftover wood, a roll […]Read more »