Urban farming, going green


Our first mobile chicken coop, easy to move and safe for the animals, please let us know what you think, thank you Keeping hens in your own backyard is easy with the mobile chicken coop, Roll-a-coop rotates slowly allowing new pasture to be accessed and leaving waste behind, Animals stay more active and more productive, gone are the messy chores of cleaning plus the uv light sterilizers the cage on its slow rotation,

Eglu-An Instant Chicken Coop

I thought this was a nifty product for urban homesteaders. The Eglu is an easy to setup chicken coop that can house 4 medium sized chickens or 6 bantams. The eglu features Twin wall insulation, draft free ventilation, perching bars, a nesting box, and plenty of trays that make it easy to clean and easy to collect eggs. Choose from 5 colors of 100% recycled plastic.

egluI thought this was a nifty product for urban homesteaders. The Eglu is an easy to setup chicken coop that can house 4 medium sized chickens or 6 bantams. The eglu features Twin wall insulation, draft free ventilation, perching bars, a nesting box, and plenty of trays that make it easy to clean and easy to collect eggs. Choose from 5 colors of 100% recycled plastic.

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Fawn Spotted

Heather Marie spotted this beautiful little fawn right outside our covered porch on the side of the house. It couldnt have been more than 30 yards from the house. She grabbed the camera and smapped a few.

Heather Marie spotted this beautiful little fawn right outside our covered porch on the side of the house. It couldnt have been more than 30 yards from the house. She grabbed the camera and smapped a few.

Fawn Bedding Down Fawn Fawn

Chickens doing great!

Well, we got the chickens in. We started feeding them poultry feed from our local feed supply store. They have been in to 2-3 days and have all gotten used to roosting in the coop.

Rooster

Well, we got the chickens in. We started feeding them poultry feed from our local feed supply store. They have been in to 2-3 days and have all gotten used to roosting in the coop. The first night I was surprised to see them all roosting on the top of the fence when we got home. We scared them off of there and they went straight into the coop. After that they keep going in at night. I will keep them doing this for a couple more days and then open the gate and let them free range. At night they should come back to the coop on their own. Oh yea, we had them in the coop for about 10 minutes when we got our first egg!

Chicken ReleaseFirst Eggchickens at the coop

Chicken Coop

Preparing the chicken coop.

Chicken Coop Yesterday we worked on getting our chicken coop ready. We were lucky enough to already have one built and in place. We cleaned it out and prepared for our new chickens. It should be plenty of room. We ordered 12 laying hens and 1 rooster. Also note that we have a fairly nice grape vine growing in the corner next to the door.  From what I understand, we need to keep them penned up for a couple of days until they are used to the coop, then we can open the door and let them free range! You can build your own chicken coop that also lets them free range. We threw some hay in the boxes and ready for the chickens.

Inside Chicken Coop