Category / Coop Care

July 23, 2014
The flock is now seven and a half weeks old. They were quickly outgrowing their temporary brooder. The Salmon Favorelle, Golden Laced Wyandotte and Easter Eggers were now the size of Silkie Bantams. It was time to begin their transition.Read moreMakeshift Brooder

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July 21, 2014
Today I thought that I’d share another peek at the chicken coop. The landscaping is beginning to fill in and the edible chicken garden is a very popular place. I picked up two plastic garden stools from Home Goods that the kids enjoy sitting on both inside and outside of the chicken run. Wood chips…

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May 16, 2014
We had the pleasure of keeping chickens for the past five years. Over those years, I’ve learned a good deal about their overall care, needs, and simple ways to make it easier to care for them. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been busy landscaping around the new coop and run and adding…

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April 25, 2014
We’ve had lots of excitement here. This past week, we’ve been working with our friends over at Briggs Landscaping to help prepare the area for the new chicken coop. We decided to place the new coop in the same area as the old one. So, we moved the girls and their existing coop and run to…

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April 14, 2014
We’ve been busy for the last few months. Dan and his team at Green Chicken Coop are helping us treat Tilly and the girls to a new home. It’s the least I could do for them. Afterall, they are responsible for my book. I am so excited to share with you my overall design that Dan…

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January 1, 2014
  They’ve named it Hercules. I’m not sure what to think of the first big snow storm of 2014. Living on a man-made island that juts into the Atlantic Ocean, the forecast is always variable and unpredictable. Sometimes, the forecast is for record amounts of snow and we get a dusting, other times it is…

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September 16, 2013
Fresh herbs and flowers dry along side mini-potatoes and garlic on vintage flower bulb drying trays. Like most chicken keepers, I love spending time in the garden. Each year I plant and grow plenty of herbs for the family and the chickens.  In the summer, the girls enjoy nibbling on the fresh herbs. However, as the…

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February 8, 2013
Oyster Cracker gives me the stink eye! A huge winter blizzard is heading our way.  I took the time yesterday to clean the coop, cover the run with some plastic and refill all the feeders and waterers.  This morning when I opened the coop, the winds were beginning to whip and a wet light snow was beginning…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.