Pallet Chicken Coop

Pallet Chicken Coop

There’s something so rewarding about having hens. I like seeing them run to me whenever I’m outside.  It’s silly, I know.  They’re my pets.  I don’t have them named because I can’t tell them apart, but I still took care of them from the egg, from being in chicksville… Yet, when obtaining baby chicks, there’s something amiss with the whole operation of raising hens.  The whole idea of providing them a home.  I made the mistake of buying a cheaply constructed coop during my first chicken raising round.  After experiencing…

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Hatching Chicks in a Homemade Hatchery

Hatching Chicks in a Homemade Hatchery

One of my daughters decided to take a science research class this year.  She wanted to think of something great and wonderful – like the kid who decided to hatch up some sea monkeys.  “Did you know they’re just shrimp, Mom?”   As a matter of fact, as a child, the discovery that sea monkeys were just shrimp was actually one of my biggest disappointments in life.   They never quite looked like the 1970’s advertising display of sea monkeys that looked like they were crowned king and queen of…

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