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Blooming-May

• African daisies
• California Poppy
• Calendula
• Calla Lily
• Narcissus
• Lavander
• Ivy geranium
• Mexican Sage
• Pride of Madera
• Lantana
• Society garlic
• Wild geranium

Harvesting-May

• Baby arugula
• Onion and garlic greens
• Thyme
• Rhubarb
• Parsley
• Strawberries

           

Hens eating their eggs – think again

Don nailing new ¼' hardware wire over original 2" wire to keep out birds.

We thought that our hens had begun eating their own eggs. We were able to watch them on our hemcam and found out that they were not doing the damage. […]

More about A Coop for the Garden

The henhouse has nests that can be accessed from the outside

Here are more pictures of our “coop that enhances the garden”. We didn’t take many pictures of it being built. We should have. But these will help you see the inside of the henhouse, the size, and understand the general sequence of the construction process. […]

New Year in the Chicken Coop

Flooding of Coop

Draining Rainwater from the Outdoor Run

It has been an eventful holiday season in the ole chicken coop. Heavy rains along the coast brought unexpected flooding. We live on a slight downslope. Water drains from the forested open space behind our property and on down the hill. Standing water has never been a problem […]

Floor Space for Chicken Coop and Runs

Ladder provides vertical space.

People are looking for information on building chicken coops. I know, because, many visitors to this site click on “A Chicken Coop for a Garden”and “A Space for Chickens”. I think that building your coop is one of the most important steps you’ll take to ensure success in backyard chicken keeping and a little research […]

Thinking of Getting Chickens?

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There has been a movement in recent years to raise a few chickens in the backyards of both city and suburban dwellers. Producing your own eggs from a few hens, neatly tucked into your garden is a trend that I don’t think will go away. Why? It is fun and hens provide you with tasty […]

A Chicken Coop that Enhances the Garden

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My husband built a chicken coop for our six young chickens that adds to my garden rather than detracts. To save money, we used recycled materials from the building of our house, and purchased some items (like the stained glass window) from garage sales. This was, unfortunately, not a one-weekend project and it took […]