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This month’s “Cool Coop” features a movable structure which allows the chicken keeper the ability to relocate the coop to different areas of their property. This feature takes advantage of the flock’s nutrient rich manure from being accumulated in a specific location. Their “fertilizer” can be deposited in different sections of the property by simply moving […]Read more »
This month’s “Cool Coop” will be much appreciated by the backyard duck enthusiasts of our Community! If you’ve never considered waterfowl – this setup just might change your mind. The creativity and uniqueness of this coop definitely rank it among our list of “Cool Coops”! Continue reading as Led Slinger shares the history and photos […]Read more »
I was recently asked “how often do you clean out the chicken coop?” Well, the answer can vary, depending on: how many chickens you have where the nesting boxes are compared to the roost area how much time the chickens spend inside the coop where do you keep their food and water the time of […]Read more »
The Big Red Barn isn’t our “chicken coop” per se, but about a third of our chickens call it home. We call them…you guessed it, the “barn chickens”. Some of our chickens are anti-social and though we have a perfectly functioning chicken coop with amenities to fit every chicken’s needs and desires, some prefer to […]Read more »
How to clean farm fresh eggs is a highly debatable topic… Should I wash my eggs? Warm or cold water? Should I use soap, bleach, vinegar? How to store farm fresh eggs is another topic that many people have an opinion on… Should I store them in the refrigerator? Should I store them at room […]Read more »
This month’s “Cool Coop” comes from an area in the Southwest where you wouldn’t expect to find a bountiful vegetable garden, numerous fruit trees, and an abundance of flowering shrubs and flowers. When Betty Dixon and her mother, Betty Hunter, purchased their Corrales, New Mexico, property in 2003, it was a weed-infested lot with nothing more than tumbleweeds […]Read more »
Let me start by saying that we have had a little broodiness before. No big deal…we moved the chicken out of the nesting box a few times, collected the eggs and all was good. But this time…no eggs in the nesting box for two days! The ladies ALWAYS lay their eggs in the same nesting […]Read more »
Looking to make an easy, DIY dust bath? Click here to learn how… A lot of new chicken keepers — or even those just expanding their flocks — worry about the introduction of new chicks from the brooder to the coop. But, it’s not as scary as you think, so long as the temperatures are […]Read more »
I love learning about new products for backyard chicken keepers. The other day, I was contacted by the makers of Dookashi. They have created a new product to help manage chicken waste. I could not wait to learn more about Dookashi. This small business, has found a niche in helping to keep folks’ chicken […]Read more »