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chook love (part 2)

They are pretty cute …

I’ve worked all day to finish the house and surrounding ‘landscaping’.

And I don’t think any part of it is new … maybe the chicken wire … but it came from Dad’s shed … it was left over from another project.   173 more words


Hens and a chicken coop

This last week Anna’s best friend and niece flew in from Florida to see the farm and spend some time seeing family. It was fun having a few extra ladies(Hens) around this week as well. 408 more words

Year 1 Trips

An Update on Wilma

As you may recall something got into the chicken coop last week and did quite a number on things. One Winged Wilma is a survivor (so far) of the event. 493 more words


Urban Homesteading: The Chicken Journey Weekend

Dear Hubby and I have become interested(fascinated) by the growing trend of “Urban Homesteading”. He works on a wheat farm (even though he is retired, he stays busy for “fun” because he hates being lonely while I work, gotta love him) and I grew up with various critters as I read Little House on the Prairie several times over. 1,126 more words

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Chicken Coop

There’s a lot to consider when deciding on housing for your backyard flock. Here are the factors that I consider the most important:


The general rule of thumb is that if you are going to confine your chickens to their coop/run then you need a minimum of 4 square feet of floor space in the coop for each full sized chicken (3 square feet for bantams) and 10 square feet of run space for each full sized chicken (7.5 for bantams). 878 more words

Backyard Chickens

New Brood of Chickens - July 24, 2014

We decided to try a different hatchery for our next brood of chicks; one that would ship directly to us instead of a feed store.  I discovered Murray McMurray Hatchery online and checked out all the different breeds they offer.  1,302 more words