I am in between flocks, but I also keep horses. I leave them turned out as long as possible in the Fall before they are stalled at night, mostly to keep their feet dry, and they grow a very good coat for the winter. We have had several winters that have dipped to -20F degrees for days at a time...
I haven't really had a problem with starlings until this winter. When we dipped to -15 degrees F (temperatures, NOT wind chill), my dog heated water bowl was the only liquid around. I think that attracted them first and then my chicken's feed and THEN my coop. They spent the coldest days and...
PLEASE RESEARCH the temperaments of the breeds of roosters you wish to keep. I have kept RIR, Dark Cornish and EE roosters. The EE roosters were mild and I could handle them. The other two breeds' roosters attacked me, especially in larger numbers. My first clutch of chicks had 5 RIR...
Pat, SO glad to hear your words of wisdom, again!! Over are TEG we were wondering if you were still active. :hugsI have read your articles and tried to follow your good advice about ventilation. I now have a prefab coop with 12 hens (manufacturer, of course, said it could house 15!) We just...
1 20 lb turkey
1 onion, halved
2 large celery stalks, chopped
1 apple, halved
(32-oz.) chicken stock or water
apple wood chips soaked in water for 30 minutes
We rubbed the dry rub on the turkey about thirty min. before smoking. Placed turkey stuffed...
2 (12-oz.) cans tart cherries (or use fresh)
1 c. tart cherry juice
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 c. flour
1 tbsp butter
1 c. vegetable shortening
6-8 tbsp corn starch
1-1/2 c. sugar
Mix crusts for pie as follows: Measure flour with 1 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening BY...
1 (48-oz.) bag Chicken Breasts
1 (10-oz.) can tomato paste
1 (10-oz.) can beer, the cheaper the better
1 (10-oz.) jar spanish olives
1 (16-oz.) pkg. egg noodles OR use fresh
Whisk beer and tomato paste in a large crock pot. Add spanish olives. Add fresh or...
1 whole turkey
1 whole onion
2 sprigs fresh sage
Prep turkey as such: Salt (and pepper) inside of turkey. Cut the onion in half and put into cavity. Pick fresh sage and add to cavity. Salt and season outside of bird. Place in roaster and cover top with...
1 head cabbage (red or green)
1 whole onion
1/2 (16-oz.) bunch carrots
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup dill seed
Cut ends off and peel carrots. Shred cabbage, onion, and carrots OR buy prepackaged bagged slaw starter...
Log on Building "The Gem" Coop~
I hope that anyone who is considering building their own coop, but has NEVER attempted to build a building (like me!), will be encouraged by my log. =D Also, here's my homepage~
July 30, 2010
I live in East Central Illinois, in the little rural town of Longview. We moved there in the Fall of 1999, so that we could have our horses in our back yard. I have owned chickens for about 4 years now, “dipping my toe in the water”, so the speak, by starting with only one hen. We got...