Articles from teach1rusl

Kruer Duplex Coop My husband, son, and I live in southern Indiana with our two dogs, Diesel and Ripley and three cats (Socks, Oscar, and Angel). We enjoy having a small, mixed flock for pets and eggs. Our coop started as single coop with a "chicken porch." Later, when we added girls, we enclosed the porch area to add another 24 sq. feet to the coop. Building Our Original Coop: Here were our steps: 1) We built the 6'x 12' base of the coop in the garage using treated 2x6"s. The...
Kruer Bantam Coop The Kruer Bantam Coop began as a simple project coop. I had the summer off and free time on my hands. My husband brought home a bunch of scrap 2 x 4s from work. So I decided to try my hand at coop building, just a small one that I could sell on CL at the end of summer. My husband is the carpenter of the family, but I have a little skill with tools, and am always game for a project. Plus I knew that DH would answer any technical questions I might have, and lend some...
Hubby has lots of access to scrap wood and various sized pallets from his workplace. So I thought I'd try my hand using them to build a small coop. I found that while you don't need a lot of skill to build a (small) pallet coop, you do need time, patience, and a bit of muscle (because those pallets are built from TOUGH wood and seem to be superglued together...lol). DH drug home two of these huge 50" x 100" pallets, plus some pallets (guess that's what they were) made from 2x4s (all seen...
The Big Girls June Bug (lead hen): She's a 2+ year old (hatchery stock) black australorp. She's a great lead hen and a wonderful chicken in general. She's not a lap chicken, but is very mellow. She's quite vocal and knows her name (she'll come running from the other side of the property when I call for her...lol). Her best buddy is my barred rock Dixie. They've been tight since they were chicks. And when Dixie had a really hard molt this past fall and wouldn't leave the coop, June...
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