Category / Coop Care

December 12, 2011
A little while back I had posted about tiny little bugs invading the outside of the coop and run.  Well since then, their population has been slowly increasing.  I never found them on the chickens or in the coop and I would only find them early in the morning and at dusk.  During the day, …

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December 1, 2011
Looking for bugs Bugs.  Tiny little jumping and flying bugs are all over the coop.  They walk about on the cedar shakes of the coop roof and as I go to pinch them, they jump.  They jump like popcorn.  These tiny little bugs are everywhere.  What are they, I have no idea, but after a …

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October 30, 2011
Winter 2010 Chicken owners that live in cold climates often have to make some decisions when it comes to colder Fall and Winter weather.  One such dilemma is whether you should be heating the chicken coop.  Because we live on Cape Cod, we have windy winters and temperatures that occasionally dip below zero. The Cape is a man-made island surrounded …

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September 2, 2011
Peering in the front door I love my chicken coop.  It has been wonderful for the girls and they are very happy in it.  The coop is well made.  However, one design flaw exists:  the nesting box roof leaks.  Cape Cod winters are very wet, snowy, and windy. Unfortunately, the coop has fallen victim to …

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August 23, 2011
Yesterday afternoon, I installed it very quickly with just two screw.  I love it.  The girls took to it immediately and the best part is that it is staying clean!  The plastic parts, red and white, slide out of the metal holder for easy filling, access, and cleaning.  My coop is small and it takes …

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August 19, 2011
Can you believe that I am already starting to think about winter and the girls’ comfort?  Unbelievably, despite this heat, fall is just around the corner.  In the Northeast, we stick out into the Atlantic on our man made island.  This leaves us subject to various winters with many different conditions.  Some are mild, never …

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