Tag: Chicken

Hatching Your Own Chickens

To follow up on my previous article on keeping chickens in your backyard it’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 couldn’t be easier and it’s a worthwhile and rewarding project to get your kids involved in too.

Secrets for Building Attractive Poultry Housing Cheap and Easy

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.

Backyard Chicken farming- Free Range Eggs, For Free!

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.

Chicken Laws and Backyard Chickens

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…

Dogs 1 Rooster 0

Well, it’s a sad day at our little homestead today. I left the dogs outside for what was to be a warm night. I thought they would enjoy it. Mr. Red had been aggravating the hens so badly, that I had turned him out of the chicken coop last weekend.

The ROOF is on the Chicken Coop

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.

Chicken Hawk in the Hen House!

This was WAY weird. I came out to get tools going for about three hours we came up with in the middle of the week to work on the chicken coop and there was squeaking and squawking going on. Mr. Red was jumping up and down, carrying on something fierce. But let me give you some history about that…

Chicken Coop Progressing

What a long day, getting things square against all odds. The entire chicken coop frame was off square from the chicken run due to the fact that I wanted to use the 4×4’s from the garden fence to build off of… seemed such a shame to let all that wood, cement, and hard work go to waste.

The baby chicks get a new home

This will have to do for a bit. We’re not making really great progress on the chicken coop. Red is still in the chicken run and I don’t trust the dogs to leave him be. The babies are so small, they can escape through the chicken wire.