Tag Archives: Chicken coop

The Babies Have Moved Into the Big House!

The 10 little ladies have gotten so big, though dare I say it, I’m pretty sure their is a boy in the batch.  When you buy chicks from a hatchery you can pay extra to have the chicks sexed to make sure you end up with hens, the success rate of sexing day old chicks […]

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Chickens Home Sweet Home

I’m hosting a tour today through the home of the Backyard chicken gang that lives in my backyard. My chicken coop was built by Horizon Structures based out of Pennsylvania.  My coop is a 5 x 6′  that is built to hold 12-15 chickens, though with my chickens being free range it can hold 15-18. […]

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The Little Ladies have Moved on Up!

I finally moved the little girls into the run with the big gals and their Roosters.  I ran chicken wire dividing off part of the run so that they would be safe from any over aggressive older ladies or gents.  For the most part they have been thoroughly ignored by the other group.  A complete […]

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The Gals and their Roosters!

I have been very remiss in not blogging about the older gals and their roosters.  It isn’t for lack of information to share because they have been keeping me as busy as the little girls have been. Unfortunately Foghorn has been put in solitary confinement due to his violent amorous ways.  I had to partition […]

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A New Home for the Baby Chicks!

The chicks are three weeks old now and have more than doubled in size.  They were really tired of living in their tiny brooder and would stop and stare at me anytime I walked past.  Let me tell you it sent chills down my spine to have 10 tiny chicks freeze and give me the […]

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Why I Keep Bees!

Why do I keep bees? Our last home sat on 47 acres overlooking the Ohio River.   The home was built in the 30’s and the original owner had cattle, sheep, and chickens.  The chicken coop, which was huge, still stood on the property.  That was one of the reason I decided to start keeping […]

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