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Coop de Coeur

There was a nice surprise awaiting me when I arrived home yesterday. Taylor and Victoria painted the door to the chicken coop while I was gone. Doesn’t it look great? What’s more, the CE is moving forward on plans to build … Continue reading

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“Spic ‘n Span in Chickenland”

If you could ask your spouse for anything, what would it be? I must acknowledge that the CE is very good to me. For a guy who buys his clothes at Gap because he doesn’t want to pay the price … Continue reading

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A disturbance in the froth and coop couture

The great writers  favored booze as a lubricant. Hemingway had mojitos, Faulkner loved mint juleps and Fitzgerald favored gin. For me, a lowly chicken blogger (chlogger?) it’s Keurig. As in coffee. Second to chickens, Keurig is my greatest recent discovery. Called “revolutionary” by … Continue reading

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Coop de foudre

In case you hadn’t noticed, I love my chickens. And I love my chicken coop. Thus, the reaching pun as subject title. ( coup de fou·dre (ko̵̅o̅t fo̵̅o̅′dr‘) 1.a thunderbolt, 2. a sudden, intense feeling of love) I am, indeed, thunderstruck with a … Continue reading

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All cooped up.

The girls spent their second night in the coop. They seem a bit puzzled as to why we keep forgetting to open the door to the run, but otherwise happy. When I brought them meal worms yesterday afternoon to appease … Continue reading

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One step forward, two clucks back.

The girls are doing their part. They turned 6 weeks old today and are feathering out very nicely. Autumn and Hope have shown promising signs of trainability – their sandwich boards would read “will work for meal worms”. They learned … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

The coop, for all practical purposes, is finished. Still needs some latches here and there, paint, hanging the feeder, etc., but it’s plenty done enough for a test drive by the girls. We put them out there this morning; they … Continue reading

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The “Chunnel”.

Let’s say that the coop is London and the run is Paris. Master over the entire domain is the Chicken Emperor, who dreamed up this ingenious method to give the chickens a trans-continental travel option. It will allow them to … Continue reading

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A thousand words.

I wish I could give you the picture instead, but the camera battery was dead when we took the chickens out to their run at dusk last night. The Chicken Emperor was doing some touch-ups to the coop, which is … Continue reading

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Happy 4th!

Instead of whooping it up, we’re cooping it up this 4th. It’s getting harder and harder to manage the girls inside, so we’re hoping to send them into the coop a bit early. The rule of thumb is that chickens … Continue reading

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