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Chicken Coop #3: Walls are up and details are ... getting there. Chicks will move in soon

06-08-2016 04:09 PM by ConnieReed | 11 comments »

I’m almost done! Well, almost done enough to move the chick-lets into their new home – I have a feeling that I’ll be playing with (ie. decorating and upgrading this) for some time. The future outdoor run and any decor and fancy accessories will come later. This is really coming together well! I’ve learned so much, and by using reclaimed materials where possible, I’ve saved a ton of money as well. The total cost of this (including new and specialty gear) is more o...

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Chicken Coop #1: Here chick chick chick....

04-12-2016 04:16 PM by ConnieReed | 10 comments »

Sooooooo…. my daughter wants chickens. We’ve never raised chickens? How hard can it be? First issue will be housing. We have plenty of room, but other than one incredibly antique fencepost (this land was part of a plantation from the 1700’s, probably the last time it had fences), we have no boundaries. So, security and housing will be item 1 on the agenda. I can build a chicken coop.. I think… . Well, I drew up plans and realized right away that unless I wanted t...

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The Chicken Coop

01-14-2014 02:07 PM by mervillehomesteader | 11 comments »

About a year ago I moved onto 5 acres full of nice size fir and cedar trees a lot of trees. We cut down about a half acre for garden and chicken space. From the trees we cut down we got 5000 board feet of one inch and two inch fir timbers (mostly 10inch wide by 10 to 20ft long) and a tonne of one inch cedar planking (averaging about 14inches wide). That’s a lot of wood for one lowly carpenter but I think I will manage. Well first things first. Dig a garden and get the chickens out of...

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