Category Archives: chicken coop / run


[caption id="attachment_139" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The original coop door - R.I.P. The original coop door – R.I.P.[/caption]
Ah, the chicken coop door. The times we’ve neglected to shut it. The times we’ve forgotten. The times we thought we did, but didn’t. The times it was out for repair. Over the years we have unnecessarily lost 5 hens to raccoons Continue reading

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Neem oil to control chicken lice – a.k.a. I am such a geek

Yesterday was sunny and ‘warm’ (45 F), so rather than watch the Superbowl, we treated our chickens for lice. After talking with fellow members of the Seattle Farm Co-op, I opted for the soapy bath with neem oil treatment in … Continue reading

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An Unfortunate Moult

Two weeks ago we left our hens to fend for themselves for a long weekend. We left the door open and arranged no hensitter. Food was nearly out in the coop, but there was plenty in the compost bins, and … Continue reading

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Chicken Food Fence

As in food, in a fence, for chickens. The goal of this project is two-fold: 1) Stop the chickens from scratching dirt all over the walkway through their run 2) Provide them with healthy green nibbles that they cannot destroy … Continue reading

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