Articles from Jenski

Suburban Bachelor Condo Bantam bachelor condo made to stand beneath a tinted polycarbonate pen roof. The bachelor pad has vinyl floors, heated interior ceiling and a breezy sun porch! The sheltered area beneath has a vinyl floor and rear access doors. In early Fall 2010 we found we needed some extra space in a pinch for two bantam cockerels. We knew they would probably be here all winter, and both were "special needs" birds who were each blinded in one eye so I did not want them with my...
Jenski's Suburban "Farm" Welcome to my BYC page! I live in Middle Tennessee and raise bantam and standard size chickens in my suburban yard. I also grow vegetables and herbs, grapes and berries, and do anything else I can squeeze into my little plot of land. I have been keeping chickens since 2007. I started with four hens, and I now keep anywhere from 12-40 depending on what I am hatching. I keep chickens for eggs and entertainment, and I have explored several rare breeds. I have...
Jenski's Suburban Coops - Coop One Our first coop was built to house four standard (large fowl) laying hens. It was built next to our patio in what was once an herb garden. The run is roughly 9' x 7.5', and the elevated coop is 5' x 4'. The coop was painted to match the house and other outbuildings. It has a pop door, vents with installed fans (not pictured) near the ceilings, and a rear door with nest box access. The run roof is tinted polycarbonate. We used 1/2" hardware cloth...
Butterscotch Belgian Booted Bantams A work in progress . . . This page was created to assist backyard breeders of Belgian d'Uccles and Booted Bantams. The Booted Bantam is older than the d'Uccle, and probably helped make up the younger d'Uccle breed. A history of the two breeds may be found here: [URL]http://www.belgianduccle.org/page8.html[/URL] The Belgian Booted Bantam breed standard may be found here: [URL]http://belgianduccle.hypermart.net/BootedBantam.htm[/URL] The butterscotch color is not yet part...
The Suburban Banty Playhouse Our second coop came in the form of an old children's playhouse. We had it placed where I had planted an herb garden (which had been moved for the first coop!). We insulated the ceilings and walls, installed vinyl flooring on the aging porch, and enclosed the porch in hardware cloth. We added a mesh-covered run which we painted to match the playhouse, moved the herb garden picket fence to the front of the playhouse, and voila! We had a nice place for my...
Golden Neck Belgian d'Uccles I created this page to assist d'Uccle breeders, since there is so little information about these wonderful birds online. More information will be posted over time. The golden neck color standard may be found here: [URL]http://belgianduccle.hypermart.net/goldenneck1.html[/URL] The d'Uccle breed standard may be found here: [URL]http://belgianduccle.hypermart.net/dUccle1page.html[/URL]...
Suburban Mini Coop Our third coop is a "mini coop" designed for quarantine, raising chicks, and any other needs that have since sprung up. It was originally designed to be broken down and moved by one or two people. It is made of pine bead board, with a layer of foil-backed foam insulation on all sides and interior walls of thin boatbuilders' veneer. The floors are vinyl. The top "box" is 4' wide by 2' high, 30" deep and features footlocker handles at each end so you can pick it up. It...
Jenski's Available Birds and Hatching Eggs January 2011: I may have a very limited number of hatching eggs from my blue/black/splash bantam Ameraucanas. Breeding trio at four months of age, September 2010 The young (2010) roo is a gorgeous dark blue with very fine lacing, and was hatched from Heavenly Springs Farm (BYC Little Ameraucana Mom) champion show bird eggs out of Indiana. He has bay eyes and black legs, and a nice pea comb. The 2010 black hen is also from the Heavenly Springs...
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