We lost a chicken this spring, and replaced it with two chicks mid summer so that we can maintain a regular production of eggs.
A small addition to the flock this summer required just a little more space in the chicken coop. So a remodel was needed. The coop has the same look and feel, but is bigger with even more ease of access. I managed to recycled nearly all of the old coop materials, and only use a limited amount of new materials.
Mix your own high protein gamebird, pheasant, quail, and poultry feeds with this list of readily available food items. Items are easily found at grocery, hardware, and pet stores. A resource for diy gamebird, and quail feeds.
True free ranging chickens, who are given a high quality feed, lay the best eggs. However, when it comes to finding the next best thing, quality eggs at the store, a consumer is faced with the B.S. egg labeling schemes.
Every now and then a chick hatches without eyes, an infection that caused blindness in the embryo, or poor development of eyes or eyelids due to nutrition.
It’s been a few years since we had our own chickens, so we decided to get four little girls, and build a brand new chicken coop with a trapper lodge look.
Meet the girls. Here are the chicks, the weather finally permitting, on their first day outside.