‘Chicken DIY’ Archive

DIY No-Waste feeder! October 5, 2015 57 Comments

I have an embarrassingly large number of chickens who eat quite a bit of food. (Let’s not get into actual numbers of birds I may or may not have, because then the chicken math I keep in my head starts to break down.) So when my friend Judi showed me her DIY No-Waste feeder, I had to make a waste […]

Chicken Bloopers September 30, 2015 1 Comment

Chickens are not always the most cooperative subjects to take pictures of, as we’ve discussed before. Sometimes, you get chicken bloopers. We wanted some great chicken pictures for our website of our newest breeds and assortments of hatching eggs… and we did get them, eventually. As with any photo shoot, there were some unique (and hilarious) shots—our chicken bloopers—that we […]

Chicken Marionette DIY Egg Carton Craft March 27, 2015 1 Comment

When it gets to be the holidays, I get to feeling crafty. While my chickens have started laying again like crazy (thank goodness!), it seems like a bad time to waste egg cartons on crafts. But I don’t let that stop me! I decided to make a chicken marionette out of egg cartons. I’ll need […]

5 Ways To Teach Life Skills to Kids with a Flock March 12, 2015 2 Comments

Not long ago I saw a post on Facebook about a child who had just gotten a website up and running for his small, local business selling hatching eggs and chicks. I was fascinated! I have children of my own, and we have also been on the journey of starting small business endeavors within their […]

How I beautified my coop–cheap! February 15, 2015 3 Comments

This winter I finally decided it was time–and I beautified my coop–for next to nothing! Now it’s a bright, cheery spot in the brown winter landscape. Don’t get me wrong; I love winter! I love all seasons, but the magic in a newly fallen snow-covered landscape is especially appealing. Sadly, I live in the warmer south […]

3 simple cold weather treats for your flock January 9, 2015 4 Comments

When it’s cold outside, we stay huddled up by the fire. We have hot cocoa, or maybe a splash of Irish cream in the coffee. For dinner, we make a spicy pot of chili, or sometimes a delicious curry. But our chickens? They aren’t able to cook up their own treats (since I haven’t equipped the coop […]

15 great chicken stocking stuffers and gifts December 5, 2014 No Comments

Chicken stocking stuffers: this has a double meaning, if you keep pet chickens! Firstly, it refers to what chicken-related things go into your stocking. And it also refers to the things that go into your chickens’ stockings. Yeah, you heard me. CHICKENS’ STOCKINGS. That’s how we roll around here. We, er, chicken roll so hard […]

Artsy way to preserve autumn leaves November 7, 2014 No Comments

When I was a kid, one of the things I loved to do in the fall was to find and preserve autumn leaves. When I walked with my grandpa, we’d identify each leaf before we picked it up. I learned about simple and compound leaves, and how to tell if they were toothed or lobed, and so […]

Graveyard Eggs from your Pet Chickens October 24, 2014 No Comments

One of the things I loved about living in China was the street food. There was delicious, delicious food available almost everywhere for next to nothing. (The same goes for New York, but it’s a lot more expensive!) I remember lucking into some delicious steamed red bean paste dumplings for about twelve and a half […]

Day of the Dead Eggs October 17, 2014 2 Comments

I love Halloween. I love dressing up. I love decorating. And I love making fun Halloween treats. This year, I decided to make some Day of the Dead Eggs. Yes, I know! Day of the Dead is NOT the same as Halloween, of course. The Day of the Dead is observed chiefly on November 1st and 2nd, and is […]