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Articles from DraigAthar

New Hampshire Coop and Run Since I got so much inspiration for our chicken coop from the BYC forum and coop design pages, I figured I'd better share our coop with you in return! So here's the background. I grew up on a farm in the midwest and my mom always had chickens, so I'm not completely new to keeping chickens. However, my responsibilities as a kid were limited to gathering eggs, so this project was the first time in my adult life I'd had chickens. In 2010 we bought a house in rural NH...
Available for swaps: LF Dominique Hatching Eggs (sun hat not included :D ) My Dominique breeders come from good stock, not hatchery birds. Ask for more info if you want details on bloodlines. Garden Seeds LOTS to choose from, PM me for a full list. I have many many varieties of: Hot peppers Sweet peppers Tomatoes Squash Beans Corn Greens Roots And lots more ... one trade is at least 10 packets of seeds, though honestly you can ask for as many as you like. I am a seed hoarder, I will...
Meet The Girls! I just have a small laying flock. We're never going to eat these girls (meat birds are a project for another year), so we figured we were safe in giving them all names. I didn't put heaps of thought into choosing the breeds. I just looked up winter hardy breeds (we live in NH) and then chose an assortment that I thought looked pretty. This could have backfired on me, but I got lucky and we have a great little flock of eight. Magrat is my Dominique, and just about the sweetest...
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