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Building a coop is probably the biggest expense you’ll invest in keeping chickens. And it’s best to do it right the first time. If you have a well designed coop it will aid in ease of cleaning, protect your flock and add charm to your property. It’s good to do a lot of research before […]Read more »
How to keep eggs from freezing in the coop is a concern for many of us this time of year. During the colder months each egg that you collect is like a prized possession. They can be few and far between. Having to trash them because they are frozen and/or cracked can be heart breaking. […]Read more »
Using the deep litter method in the chicken coop is natural, economical, and healthy. It is a common practice used today by many chicken keepers, usually during the cold Winter months. However, it actually got its start during World War II as a means of saving labor and litter. And, it generally occurred over six […]Read more »
Winter is here. The days are getting shorter and as a result, the chickens need to be secured in their coop earlier and earlier to be safe from nocturnal predators. Chickens are all but blind at night so their ability to escape danger once the sun goes down is pretty much non-existent. One of the […]Read more »
The chicks we got in April have grown so fast. This White Rock shown above started out as a fluffy little yellow chick. The Silver Laced is growing into her look graciously. They all graduated from the inside brooder and have been living outside for a few weeks now. They are separated from the older/bigger […]Read more »
As the earth begins to thaw and the ice and snow melt away, we welcome spring with open arms. We have had a tough winter in the Northeast and plenty of chicken coops, including mine, needed a bit of a deep cleaning. I spent the past weekend cleaning things out and today, I thought […]Read more »
This year, Larry Ward managed to capture a photo of the elusive Chicken Claus, who, every year, visits your hens and roos leaving treats for the goodies and none for the baddies. This year, several of our Facebook friends shared photos of their own Cool Christmas Coops, and in turn, we thought you might like […]Read more »
Chicken coops are like real estate. After all, a coop is a house, right? Housing for humans and chickens are really needed for the same reason: shelter from the elements of life. How fancy or simple a house or coop is, depends on the person (not the chicken – I have yet to meet a […]Read more »
It won’t belong before the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers are all gone and our thoughts will turn to making out our holiday to-do lists. Call me old-fashioned, but I still send out snail-mail Christmas cards. I love my annual ritual of sitting down with a cup of hot cocoa or a glass of wine and my […]Read more »