Tag Archives: chicken run

Endless Improvements, Fun Projects

We just can’t leave well enough alone around here! I’ve been feeling irritated that I often have to disconnect the electric fence in order to enter the goat pasture to dump out the water bucket or the feeding trough. It … Continue reading

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Re-engineering the Chicken Run

I got an idea this month, as I walked out through the chicken run to feed the goats and as usual, the hens all rushed past me out into the pasture. What if we had an inner wall with a … Continue reading

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Smarter Than The Average Chicken

Was it my imagination that the straw kept getting deeper in the chicken run?  I’d cut the string on a couple bales so I could layer straw over the snow when necessary, and today I discovered an entire bale had … Continue reading

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Happy Flock At Last

We picked up some kindnesses for the chickens.  A bale of straw to insulate their feet from the snow in the run, some cracked corn to peck at in the straw, and a cabbage. I was thrilled to see them … Continue reading

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Free Range Playground

This week we unlocked the gate to the chicken run and released the flock for the first time.  It did not take much coaxing to get them out the door.  They’ve been eyeing that luscious green grass for a long time, tearing … Continue reading

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Chickens and Kitchen Scraps

Oh my!  I am just beginning to start saving kitchen scraps and taking them out to the chickens, and what a hilarious event that is to watch!  On Sunday morning we had french toast and there was one piece left … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, From The Flock

We went away for 11 days and on our return I hardly recognize our little flock of chickens!  They have taken a leap forward in their looks and behavior.  When we left, they were still mostly huddling in the corner … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Outdoors!

Last night, our chickens moved into the coop and spent their first night in the dark, in a strange place. I lifted Cooper (my rooster’s new name) up onto the roosting bar to show him how nice it was, but … Continue reading

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Moving Day (for the Chickens)

I think today is the day!  My little flock is cramped and tired of living their lives in a cardboard box.  The coop is 90% ready and the chicken run is half done.  I think they can live in the … Continue reading

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Building a Chicken Run

We’re learning some chicken tricks.  You have to combat their natural tendency to scratch their bedding up into their food and water so that you frequently have to have to empty and refill the containers.  I tried propping the waterer up on … Continue reading

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