Articles from CovertChickOps

My wife has always liked chickens, and I of course have always liked eggs. So what’s the problem? Well, we happen to live in an ‘undisclosed’ area of Virginia where chickens ist verboten, even though our house sits on over an acre of prime chicken range. This year we decided to go into covert chicken operations anyway, and using ideas here on this forum and elsewhere, I designed and built an undercover coop to meet our particular needs. Being a couple of rebel poultry scofflaws,...
First a confession: I am a gadget-project type of guy, meaning I tend to make things using the best design I can think up despite the overall cost. I always like to re-use something I already have laying around, but I also derive personal satisfaction in producing something that fully solves most or all the shortcomings of whatever it was I was using previously. That being said, I got tired of cleaning out the water fount. The chooks like to take dust baths and no matter what I did, they...
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