Loose ends

With the weather finally warming, and the birds growing super fast, our minds went to finishing some of the loose ends so we can move them to the coop. On the list: build roosting bars for inside the hen house and install brackets for the feeder and waterer. Roosting bars Since the highest roosting bar …

Slideshow: The chicken coop build

It took us almost four months — through snow, rain and sub-freezing temperatures — to complete building the chicken coop. But you can watch the whole process here in just a few minutes!

Chicken acrobatics

"MATT?!?! Can you come downstairs?" I had to scream it three times before he heard me. "I've got a chicken on my back!" He found me bent over at the waist, with Gigi proudly perched on top of me. "How did that happen?" he asked, not expecting an answer. He gently cupped her gray feathers …

Meet Loretta!

The votes were flying in, and we finally have a name for our Black French Copper Marans. Meet Loretta! This name, nominated by Kerry Hamilton Smith, won handily with 26 percent of the votes. Three names tied for second place, each taking 13 percent of the vote: Kentucky F. Chicken, Nellie and Pipsqueak. Great thanks …