Category / Coop Tours

August 15, 2011
Cape Cod is rich with history.  Our country was founded here in Massachusetts. In fact, did you know that prior to landing at Plymouth Rock, the settlers on the Mayflower first landed on Cape Cod?  They were chased away by local Indians who inhabited that area.  Now First Encounter Beach can be visited in its…

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August 1, 2011
I had the pleasure of attending Terry’s Chicken Workshop this past weekend.  Part of that workshop included a wonderful and detailed tour of her chicken coops and gardens. Terry has two chicken coops.  One houses her older flock of girls.  These include a Buff Orpington, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, Barred Rocks, Sex-Link Hybrids, Polish Crested…

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July 26, 2011
Today we took the kids on a family outing to the Franklin Park Zoo in Dorchester, Massachusetts.  It is a great medium sized zoo with lots of interactive exhibits.  We had a fantastic day touring the zoo.  As we wandered into the petting zoo and barnyard section, I had the privilege of meeting one of…

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July 11, 2011
As many of you know, I wrote about the tragedy that struck Viola this past month.  Many lessons were learned from that horrible event and now Viola has begun to rebuild her flock.  She invited me over this weekend to share her new coop at her new home.  Creating a safe home for her flock…

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June 17, 2011
  As I walked up the gentle slope of Deb’s garden, my eye caught a glance of her barn red chicken coop tucked quietly into the corner of the backyard.  As I find most chicken coops blend in beautifully with the backyard setting, Deb’s too seemed like it had been there forever, just a part of her cottage garden.  …

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June 15, 2011
I love seeing other ways people set up their backyard chickens.  I am always amazed at peoples’ ingenuity and skill.  I especially love to see how chicken coops vary depending on their locations around the country.  Considerations are taken for many variations in climate and weather including rain, cold, heat and wind. This chicken house is can be found…

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June 8, 2011
  Peering through this honeysuckle covered garden gate and trellis you would never expect to find nestled into the backyard a beautiful chicken coop with four lovely Buff Orpingtons; Little Bit, Red, Pretty Girl and Guy (pronounced Gee). MaryAnn has been an avid gardener for many years.  A few years ago, she started researching keeping backyard…

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January 10, 2011
Peering out of the coop at the snow At first glance, you would never know that Viola and her family have chickens.  Tucked away behind some rather large rhododendrons is a large shed/coop and the chicken run. Viola has been raising chickens for seven years.  Her first three chickens, 2 hens and a rooster, arrived…

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November 19, 2010
I am always fascinated when I visit other peoples’ coops and chicken families.  I learn something new everytime I visit.  Sometimes my learning has to do with set-up and other times tricks to make your life easier.  I also get to learn about breeds of chickens and issues that have required problemsolving.  I love it! I love…

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