One of the most critical pieces of a new chicken coop is how and where to build the chicken laying boxes. This is important because if you don’t give attention to a few, but basic rules, you have a healthy chicken coop, but lacking egg production. What to do and what to avoid. Nests should … Read more
Along with mountains of oranges, tomatoes, and sugar, Florida’s branch of Big Ag Inc. is a reliable producer of bad news. Whether it’s the fight over proto-slavery conditions for its tomato workers, the push to perfect genetically modified oranges, or the outrage of the crony capitalist “solutions” to the environmental degradations of sugar plantations, it … Read more
I love backyard chickens but I’m definitely not a fan of mice and rats. Just because you have chickens in your backyard, doesn’t mean you also have to have mice or rats in your chicken coop. In most cases, it’s the spilled grain that attracts mice into the chicken coop. Once inside, the mice may … Read more
These guys were on heat lamps until today. The temps overnight are still dipping in the low 40’s, but TODAY it’s going to be in the 80’s and they get to be outside! The chicks are being ‘weaned’ from the heating lamp. They are getting feathered out. They are looking quite beautiful! It is going … Read more
To follow up on my previous article on keeping chickens in your backyard itâ€™s probably likely that some of you will want to go one step further and hatch and raise your own chicks from your existing stock. Breeding chickens couldnâ€™t be easier and itâ€™s a worthwhile and rewarding project to get your kids involved in too.
If you are thinking building your own chicken coop to save money, this article was written especially for you. Discover little-known tricks to building attractive and high quality chicken coops that will save you money. Learn techniques that will allow you to build your hen houses right the first time while avoiding common mistakes. Find answers to questions about building poultry housing that you did not even know you had.
Keeping your own stock of free range egg laying hens is an enjoyable and rewarding pastime as more and more city folk are discovering with the increasing popularity of ‘urban farming’. Hens can be kept in even the smallest of spaces as long as they have suitable shelter, a ready supply of food and small patch of ground to scratch around in.
By now, you all know that we are raising our own chickens in the backyard. The idea is to gain more self sufficiency and “buy local”. It is important to know where your food comes from. Some are unfamiliar with the concepts, but for those of you who do and think you are living in solitude, think again. There are many beginning to understand the changes that are going to have to take place for this world to go solidly forward…
From the chicken run side closest to the house you can see how much progress we’re making! I will be able to go in the gate and be out of the rain and they will have some shelter from the rain and still be able to be outside… so long as the rain is not blowing sideways.