Articles from Layira

So I was sort of lucky to have a coop-like structure pretty much set to go when I got my first set of chicks. My parents had built a 10x12 shed to store some extra stuff in that, when the chicks were growing too big for the basement, they allowed me to convert into a coop. As we all know, coops vary as much as people, but I was so glad I had something to work with. The front view of the coop-- I will eventually be adding onto it and making changes to the existing building. Both...
Hello there! My name is Layira and this is my BYC page! Story time! I'm gonna let you in on the story of how I got to adore chickens and find this site! I live on the east coast of the USA, in a small, rural town. Born and raised on a "farm", my interests always have lain in all things agricultural. My mom owned horses, goats, cats and dogs from a young age and shared her love of animals (and the outdoors) with me. Up until this year (2010), I only really dealt with larger livestock (mainly...
THE FLOCK: This page is dedicated to the members of my flock. As we all know too well, being animal owners, we sometimes lose animals due to sickness, age, or predators. Because of that, the members of our flocks may not always stay the same. But that's not to say they don't always live on with us. I had a few unfortunate run-ins with coyotes and hawks and sickness this year that really dropped the numbers of my flock down....from 26 to 11 in a matter of a few weeks. Why these things...
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