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Articles from Aunt Angus

The name makes my silly little coop sound waaay more awesome than it is. I built it all by myself with 3 sheets of recycled siding and the remains of a fence my mom's neighbor drove through. I did buy roof panels, a couple of cans of "oops" paint from Home Depot, and a few 2 x 3s. And I ought to mention that I have no experience building anything (does assembling IKEA furniture count?) and only a few hand tools, a miter saw that no longer miters, and a table saw I borrowed from my mom. Not...
I recently acquired three day-old bantams: a Silver Sebright, a Splash Silkie, and a Black Silkie. I already have a flock of 5 older large fowl pullets in a large-ish walk in coop with an attached welded wire run. Of course, I envision a chicken utopia where all eight of my feathered friends love each other and otherwise get along famously. And my current set up has plenty of room for all of my chickens. But utopia takes time. Rome, after all, wasn't built in a day. So in the meantime, I...
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