Monthly Archives: February 2010

Deep litter and chicken coops

Since the chickens started living in their coop back in May 2009, we have never cleaned it out. Now, this wasn’t because we were lazy, but because Lee wanted to try out the deep litter approach. I must admit that … Continue reading

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Garden gate put up

Lee hung the garden gate today. It looks pretty nice I think. This is a big improvement over the cattle panel tied to the post which always tried to snag your clothes.

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Chicken injury

After the chicken coop move had been completed I took a peek inside to look at my girls. The first thing I see is this big blood smear on the chicken feeder and my eyes about pop out of my … Continue reading

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Moving the chicken coop: part three

We were so close yesterday to finishing the big chicken coop move before some unfortunate events took place. Today we had a bright idea, courtesy of my Dad, on how to finish up the last little bit of the move. … Continue reading

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Jack and Jasper

I don’t seem to take pictures of our cats very much. Lee and I were out working on the front porch and the cats were keeping an eye on us. Since I had my camera handy I figured I would … Continue reading

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Moving the chicken coop: part two

Prepare yourselves for another exciting adventure in watching us move the chicken coop. This is part two. We are off… We are stuck… We are off again… Oops, we got stuck again… We are off again, I think… Nope, we … Continue reading

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Elwood and her dirty butt

I did a late night chicken snatching from the coop. Elwood has a very poopy butt that I wanted to take a closer look at. She won’t let me near her in daylight hence the late night snatching. I kept … Continue reading

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Moving the chicken coop: part one

The last two weeks Lee has been puttering on and off trying to get the chicken coop ready to move. Saturday came and it got too dark by the time Lee had completed installing the last skid. We got ready … Continue reading

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Building a garden gate

Before we can move our chickens into the garden, we need a proper garden gate for the 4′ north entrance. Thus far, our temporary gates have been lengths of cattle panels wire tied together and either tied (south gate) or … Continue reading

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Aggie attack

Our English Shepherd Aggie doesn’t have any sheep to herd, so she makes up for it by using Edgar as her own personal practice toy. Here she starts out all innocent and full of love. Then she acquires her target… … Continue reading

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