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September 2012 Vol. 2

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September 2012
Vol. 2

Cindy : Here is a picture of the coop I found on Craigslist for just $75. Of course, we had to go pick it up with the truck and trailer, but well worth the trip. I keep feed, corn, and extra shavings in garbage cans with tight lids (critters).

When we set it up, we buried railroad ties on the ground to set the yard on top. It helps keep our digging critters. The coop itself has a floor. I made nesting boxes from wooden wine boxes, and put wood shavings on the floor. It only takes a couple minutes to shovel out the whole coop and wheel all the shavings to my composters.

I got six different kinds of hens and named them "the jewel box hens" --- Goldie, Opal, Sapphire, Jewel, Ruby, and Pearl. They have the run of the back garden area and give me between four and eight eggs a day. A couple months after I got them I got four more from my friend Peter whose sister had to go into a nursing homes. So now with Teensy, Bitsy (two bantams) Blanche and Betsy I have ten hens.



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Keeping Chickens Newsletter - Published September 2012 by www.Self-Sufficient-Life.com