Articles from ChickMomma

Susie's Green Acre My name is Susanne and I live on 1.25 acres which my family affectionately calls "Susie's Green Acre". I would love to have mini cows and goats and ducks but the homeowners association might have something to say about them. They have been nice enough to let my chickens pass through as pets because livestock is not allowed! This is a picture of my backyard. We moved into the house in August of 2006 and I am a landscape designer so a lot will change but I love the park like...
Susie's Green Acre Chicken Coop Here is our coop after several weeks of after work work. The coop is 8 by 4 and the yard is 12 by 12. Right now it houses 2 Golden Comets and 4 Araucanas (which I think are truly EE's). Our dogs pen is to the right of the chickens run. Her name is Sam. We started by deciding that we wanted the short side to be as tall as I am so that I would have no problem reaching the inside. So the short 4by4 is cut 5.5 feet and the tall 4by4 is cut 7 feet. We left two...
Susie's Green Acre Chicken Tractor I am hoping that I do a better job taking pictures of my chicken tractor so that someone can replicate it if they want. The origional plan was to put the coop next to the garden and then fence parts of the garden so I could let them weed and debug it for me. The problem was I could not see them from inside the house and the neighbors have a dog that I did not trust. So we moved the coop next to the dogs lot for predator protection. Sam will let you know if...
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