Articles from rpchris

The 'South City' Coop The finished coop and run The plans The materials and costs The coop build process The run build process The Finished Coop and Run Below is a picture of the finished coop. It looks pretty good if I do say so myself. This is my first coop and my first major building project. If I can do it then it can't be that difficult. The coop exterior. A reminder as to why we are doing this. The coop interior. Lots of natural light, and plenty of ventilation from open...
Cluck St. Louis About Us We are just a couple of city dwellers who are attempting to raise a small flock of hens in our tiny backyard. Join us on our adventure to balance city living with a desire to get closer to nature and live a greener and healthier life. Please select an area below. Our Urban Coop Our Chicks Our Brooder
The Chicks Updates All grown up. Not laying yet. I don't think this is what was meant by the saying "A chicken in every pot" The girls are infatuated with Linus. Mercedes (Rhode Island Red?) - What a hot mess she is. All gangly, feathers sticking up every which way. She is also flighty as all get out. Harriet and Mercedes - My two shy girls Harriet (Red Star?) - She is also standoffish. What is it with Reds? She is changing colors again. At one point she was almost...
The Brooder Stage 1 Our stage 1 brooder was first set up in a finished portion of our basement, but as the chicks got older and smellier we moved then out to the unfinished side until they were ready for their coop. The brooder was comprised of two cardboard lawnmower boxes that we taped together and lined with pine shavings and covered with some hardware cloth from our coop project. It really can be that simple. We positioned a heat lamp above the center line of the boxes and the chicks...
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