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  1. Coop Z-ville

    What's With My 5-week Old Chick?

    I have 3 5-week old chicks, a silver laced Wyandotte, a white Marans, and a speckled Sussex. All has been going well. They have been in the outside "baby coop" getting used to my 3 2-year old hens (separated by wire). Ginger, my speckled Sussex, has always been smaller and slower to develop than...
  2. Coop Z-ville

    What Am I Doing Wrong?

    I have had my small flock of 5 chickens for a year-got them from a hatchery as day-old chicks May 2, 2018. They have a well-made, roomy coop, an attached covered run area, and a new open-aired run that is covered by wire to keep out hawks, which are plentiful here. My flock consists of 2 BA, 2...
  3. Coop Z-ville

    Door size for chicken door on coop.

    This may sound like a dumb question, but we are looking into buying an automatice chicken door for our coop. Our current door opening is 11.5 x 11.5 inches. Our girls are not full sized yet, so have no problem getting in and out. I have Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, and a Swedish Flower Hen...
  4. Coop Z-ville

    I'm excited to be a new member

    I am new to keeping chickens as pets. As a second grade teacher, I would always hatch a batch of eggs in the classroom each spring, and the children would follow the development day by day inside the egg, then watch the miracle of baby chicks hatching and growing so quickly. I would only keep...
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