Category / Coop Care

July 5, 2012
Keeping chickens happy and healthy, requires a bit of maintenance.  Often I tell people that the requirements are somewhere between keeping a cat and a dog.  The other day, I was glancing at the latest addition of the Martha Stewart Magazine.  Each month she proudly shares her private calendar with her readers.  She details everything…

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May 30, 2012
Flies and backyard chickens are never a good combination.  Not only are they a nuisance to you and your flock but they can also lead to some serious problems. There are two types of flies that can affect chickens and they are categorized as biting and non-biting.  The non-biting flies are called filth flies.  Your…

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April 30, 2012
Did you know that there are mites that specifically love to live on your chickens’ legs and feet? They like to burrow underneath of the scales on the legs and feet and live in this moist environment. Unlike the mites that live on the chickens’ bodies, they cannot kill your chickens. However, they can make…

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April 9, 2012
I got an email from my daughter’s preschool that a child there was discovered to have head lice.  Of course, the typical parent paranoia set in from those of us whose children were not affected….yet.  The girls were required to go to school with their longer hair braided.  They were corralled at the door and their heads…

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March 30, 2012
Enjoying scratch early in the morning We all have them.  Even the most happy go lucky people tend to have routines in their day.  Some routines are simple like drinking a cup of coffee, driving a certain way to work or talking to someone on the phone everyday.  Other routines are elaborate such as getting…

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March 15, 2012
Epcot’s Flower and Garden Show 2010 There comes a time in every backyard chicken keeper’s life when you will take a vacation.  It might be just overnight or it might be for a week or longer.  Whatever the length, it can provoke some anxiety.  The first time I left my chickens with the chicken sitter,…

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February 28, 2012
After keeping chickens for a while, you will soon find yourself developing habits that work for you and your flock.  Over time, I have learned to implement a few things.  We view our chickens as our family pets, so we do make extra efforts to spoil them more so than individuals keeping chickens as livestock.…

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January 27, 2012
Before long, it will be time to put these out there with these. If you already have an existing flock and plan to order chicks this year, the time will eventually come to integrate the chickens. Since keeping chickens, I have done this twice. I have integrated adult hens and young pullets into the flock.…

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January 25, 2012
By now the seed catalogs and emails are flurrying in. Gardens will soon be planted. Buds on trees will awaken. The earth will thaw and the soil will become ripe for planting. It seems too early, but it is time to order baby chicks. Ordering early in the season, not only guarantees you the best…

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