Articles from mothersin2ition

fàilte gun taigh chearc!! ("welcome to the Henhouse" in Scottish Gaelic) We began our coop building with no real formal building training; however, my husband did have *basic* framing knowledge. I just want to say that nothing on this coop came out exactly square LOL and it took alot of tweaking to get it to come together, but in the end, I was and am super pleased with it. The chickens seem pretty happy too ;) The dimensions of the coop are 8' long, 4' wide, 5' high, with an inner height...
Cute Chicks Only!! This is our 2nd chicken tractor, and I decided to dress this one up a bit and have some fun. The first chicken tractor we made was just a large, 8x4 foot rectangle covered with chicken wire. There was no enclosure, and we ended up throwing in an old wooden dog house that we found in our barn from the people who lived there before. It was very hard to move around, and there were no handles or anything. A particularly intense wind storm destryoyed it, and hence the need to...
Hi, my name is Jennie. Im a 33 year old stay at home mom to 5. I decided 3 years ago to raise chickens as pets and for the fresh eggs, and now Im wondering what took me so long to do it! That spring we got our very first batch of chicks. I bought them all as hens, but we're finding out that we have a few roos Here are the new babies. We found these little darlings at our local feed store. The first group we brought home are RIRs (3) and Australorps (3). Here is the 2nd batch we got, the...
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