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Carole on January 28th, 2009

Are you a do-it-yourselfer (DIY) chicken farmer or trying to raise chickens on a budget? There are a wide variety of sources available online and locally to buy poultry equipment but sometimes it is just plain fun to come up with something for yourself and watch as the chickens enjoy your efforts. Not to mention […]

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Carole on January 14th, 2009

The eggs are chirping, the eggs are chirping! No pipping as yet but we are getting closer to hatch day. And with the day looming closer I have to be prepared for what I am going to do with these cute little baby chickens I am helping to bring to life. One of the first […]

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Carole on October 12th, 2008

The pole barn makeover turned out great. The newest chicken coop turned out great and the chickens are settling in very well. From start to finish here is a pictorial: This is before the buildout process of the chicken coop. We are facing the front of the pole barn/chicken coop soon-to-be. Same day but later […]

Continue reading about Chicken Coop in the Making–Modifying the Pole Barn

Carole on October 5th, 2008

Finally got moved and loving the new seven acre homestead.  Three outside buildings and a double-wide trailer, fenced and cross-fenced for horses probably will be modified for cows in the near future. Today we are working on modifying a pole barn into a chicken coop.  I will share with everyone the makeover process with pictures […]

Continue reading about I’m Back and We Are Building A Chicken Coop

Carole on September 20th, 2008

It seems that some of our readers have been busy building their own chicken coops.  Samantha, aka Ed, emailed me and sent over a picture of the coop design she built herself. Here are the comments Samantha wrote in her email: Well, here is a picture of my ugly coop. In my defense it was […]

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