Articles from ailurophile23

Fate has a way of changing your path when you least expect it and such was the case for me in 2012. In November I moved to a new home for the second time that year and found myself without chickens. I missed them quite a bit and by March of 2013 I was scanning Craigslist for chickens - any chickens. By May I had acquired a light brahma roo, a delaware hen, a buff orpington hen, and 3 black copper marans hens. Now I had chickens but no coop so I slapped together a coop made from some...
June 12, 2012 update - Got some bad news - turns out my marriage is over and I will be leaving the lovely farm and new barn discussed below. But I thought I would leave some of the details below on this page in case anyone might find the ideas useful. Guess it's an opportunity to start a new page and a new coop once I find a new home. Coop # 2 - February 1, 2012 - Here's the start of the chicken run (36'x11') - you can just see the door into the coop behind the ladders: Here's...
Coop #1 - My first stationary coop was built in 2010 from a former horse shoeing stocks that the horses HATED. There were four 6"x6" posts cemented into the ground in something close to a rectangle and then a fifth 6"x6" post set slightly off-center at the front (can't really see it in the picture below but it is the post farthest to the right). Horse shoeing stocks (far right side, center) We added the main floor between the four posts and then added a slightly raised floor from there to...
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