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The Waiting Game (and some coop pics)

This post isn’t really necessary. My chickens aren’t here yet. Right now I’m waiting. Yesterday I got an email that my chickens had shipped with a tracking number, on which the tracking hasn’t been updated since 5:44 am yesterday. 376 more words


How to predator proof your chickens

Unfortunately your chickens are never going to be 100% safe from predators but we’ve got some tips to make an attack less likely.

Predators can be one of the biggest worries for chicken keepers, especially if you live in an area with a large fox population or the neighbourhood cats have been a little… 490 more words



Seven chickies in two coops. And as of today, all seven of them are laying eggs! Seven eggs! We’ve had them all since they were one day old. 168 more words

Country Life

In the trenches

With the last bit of summer running past us, I decided to embark on a large pre-winter project: running an electrical line out to the chicken coop. 253 more words


The Coop!

My dear friend Shrek (Shawn) accepted the challenge of helping me build the coop. Not so sure “help” is the correct word though ;). More like—I provided him with pictures to look at that I had printed off the internet and provided my thoughts while I watched him do all the work and occasionally held a board or two.  496 more words

Chicken Coop

The Return of the Wasps

Two days ago I removed the wasp nest from the eaves of my chicken coop. The fake hornet nest I ordered to discourage them from returning arrived today. 152 more words

Backyard Chickens

Where Are My Eggs?

Come on, girls!  I’ve nurtured you and sweet-talked you for 4 months.  You have the Taj Mahal of coops with free-range expeditions every week.  What more could you want?   405 more words