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A Tuscon chicken-keeper generously shares details and photos of his/her trial-and-error development of a coop and run; coping with intense heat, raptors, raiders (i.e., sparrows and doves), ticks, carnivorous mammals of all sizes, and more...

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Ever wonder why hard boiled eggs can get that unsightly (but harmless) gray-green ring around the yolk? It's actually the result of a chemical reaction between the sulfur in the white and the iron in the yolk.

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Predator Proofing Your Chicken Coop and Run -

Follow these steps to predator proof your chicken coop and run, and your birds will safely enjoy their space while you sleep easily. Elevate the coop, enclose runs with properly secured half inch hardware cloth, create a skirt or underground fence, padloc

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11 Uses for Vinegar Around the Adding Vinegar to The Chickens Cleaning Conditioning Rinse for Bath Removing Mineral Build Up on De-buggin the Nesting Boxes and Foot Loosens Grime from Difficult Cleaning the Incubator... Check out the website to see more

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Welcome to our blog where we update you on our life here on the Wild River's Coast of Southern Oregon. We love sharing most loved recipes, volunteering, pets, fishing activities on rivers and ocean, hiking, gardening or news happening with and around us.

Boredom Busters for Chickens tasty nibbles of wheat, seeds, fruit and molasses (hence you will find it is sticky to touch). Molasses were used, according to my old poultry keeping book, in poultry feed in days gone by, and is said to help the hens digestion.


1 chicken + 3 square feet + 2 pounds of feed per week + 2 cups of water daily = 1 egg per day..... We'd only need 107 chickens to make our egg quota for the week! I'm sure the city wouldn't mind 107 chickens in our backyard.