Coop and Housing Considerations Part 1
Chickens / Coop / Homestead Vision and Action

Coop and Housing Considerations Part 1

What have you been dreaming of lately? I’ve been dreaming of coops and greenhouses, garden beds and greywater systems, passive solar and root cellaring… In Designing Your Homestead Vision, I listed seven topics for us to consider when envisioning your future homestead: poultry flock, poultry management, animal housing, horticulture, permaculture, sustainability, and other.  Last week, … Continue reading

Frugal Husbandry: Take Your Chicken Dollar Further
Chickens / Coop / Management

Frugal Husbandry: Take Your Chicken Dollar Further

The antitheses of Anthropologie’s $3,000 reclaimed lumber A-frame chicken coop is a coop that you make in your own yard with lumber you have reclaimed yourself from an old construction project, broken furniture, or wooden pallets.  A $30 bucket of dried mealworms can be replaced by worms from your own vermiculture bin or homegrown mealworms … Continue reading