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Predator

Building a Predator Proof Chicken Coop

What on earth had happened? Was all I could ask myself. we had built a chicken coop to teach our kids about sustainable living and responsibility ( not to mention the free eggs!) and we wake up to find some missing.

We live in a highly developed urban area and built a coop in our small backyard so we assumed that nothing could disturb our chickens. However, we were wrong. We had enjoyed our chicken coop so much and I was bound and determined to not let this happen again. This is what I discovered works best to protect your… Continue reading

Common Terms
Candling:
During the night a procedure is used to light up with a small light bulb. Also used to find out if an egg is fertilized or not by shining the light through the egg. An ideal way to separate the eggs with a growing embryo and those that are good to sell or consume.
Cockerel:
A juvenile or young rooster.
Chicken jokes
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road halfway?
A: She wanted to lay it on the line.