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After the chicks had moved outside into their coop/run, I realized that it was time to purchase a larger feeder and waterer. We looked at automatic or treadle feeders online and came up with this option. It’s rain and rodent proof, holds about 6 pounds of feed and it’s basically an awesome contraption.Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols With the end of the year approaching, I find myself reflecting on the events of 2010. Of course it’s the year we got our first flock, but it’s also the year our neighboring city, Springfield, MO, gave their approval for residents inside the city limits to have backyard chickens. This has been […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols I’m not able to let my chicks free range … too many wild and domestic predators. Some threats are obvious: foxes, hawks, raccoons, etc. And then there are the less inconspicuous dangers, namely Buddy and Sugar, the border collies, and the five chicken-hungry hunting cats. I don’t think the dogs would purposely […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols After the coop was complete, the only thing missing was the occupants! When I started researching chickens, I couldn’t believe the amount of options that were available! Did I want a colorful, fancy variety, a good egg layer, big or small, roosters or not … I read a lot of info and […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Since I’m 10 weeks into my chicken experience at the start of my blog, I’m going to begin my chicken story by explaining how this all started… We lived in the city for 12 years in an old house with a small yard. I think I had something planted in every inch […]Read more »