Building Raised Beds - Let's Do This! We needed raised beds but we didn't know how to build things. So we asked a friend to build one for us. We looked at his work and said, "we can do that!" We also knew that we couldn't afford to pay someone else to build all of the beds that we needed. ... View Post
What Size Chicken Coop Do I Need?
What Size Chicken Coop Do I Need? Picking out your chicken coop doesn't need to be hard. There are a few questions that you will need to answer to determine what size chicken coop you need. After you have determined a general size, then you can get as creative or stay as practical as you want. I'm ... View Post
Do I Need a Rooster or Can the Hens Take Care of Themselves?
Do I Need a Rooster or Can the Hens Take Care of Themselves? Cock-A-Doodle-Do!!! Yes, that is the sound the rooster makes, and it's not just when the sun rises. Roosters have several positive attributes that make them worth putting up with the 4 am wake up calls. But they also have some negative ... View Post
How I Failed My Flock By Not Protecting Them From Predators
How I Failed My Flock By Not Protecting Them From Predators One of the worst feelings I can remember was realizing that I failed at protecting our chickens from predators. The common predators of chickens that always came to mind were coyotes and owls but that's not what got our chickens. Dogs and ... View Post
Have Land, Need Chickens
We're really going to do this! I never dreamed I would be raising chickens. I can't recall ever actually seeing a chicken up close before we decided to be the proud caretakers of baby chicks. But everyone says that farm fresh eggs taste so much better than store-bought eggs. We have the space ... View Post
5 Must Have Items for Raising Chicks
I've decided to raise chickens, now what? Those cute little balls of feathers are pretty irresistible and I'm so glad that you are raising baby chicks. But before you box up those chicks and bring them home make sure that you are prepared to give them a safe home to thrive and grow in. You will ... View Post
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