Posts Tagged ‘coop’

We had a visitor in our front yard chicken/duck coop this morning. ¬†The ducks and chickens were making a big ruckus outside the coop so we knew something was amiss. We ran over and found this “little” visitor… A large (over 5′ long) black snake was caught choking down one of our chicken eggs!  

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Being new to beekeeping, the most sure fire way to get bees for our hives was to order packages of bees from a bee supplier. Some people order them through the mail, we were fortunate to have a local beekeeping supply company near us in Northern Virginia called Virginia Bee Supply. They bring packages of […]

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UPDATE December, 2014: It seems this page has been picked up on several other websites. Some people have had questions and concerns about the purpose and use of this setup. This setup was planned for use in a small backyard when we lived in a townhouse. The intention never was to have the chickens confined¬†under […]

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According to a post on backyardchickens.com this ad was circulated in poultry magazines back in the early 20th century. After doing some research about the benefits of raising your own chickens and research done leading up to our family’s decision to not eat commercially raised meat I really found the message of this ad appealing. […]

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