Category Archives: housing

Ginny’s Coop

On a sleepy street in central Columbia stands the second of two coops designed by Ginny M. and built by her partner Scout with the helping hands of many of their community. The first coop was almost identical to this … Continue reading

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Fall 2012 Classes

In partnership with the Columbia Career Center I’ll be teaching three classes this fall. This is a great opportunity for you to ask all those pesky questions you haven’t been able to find answers to. I really love teaching these … Continue reading

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The new hen house at Terra Nova Community; a guest post

By Claire Garden I wanted a hen house large enough to walk into because as I get older, I find it more difficult to lean into my coops that sit on posts two feet off the ground.  So I planned … Continue reading

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Chick 101 Workshop: June 4th

Hey all, I’m going to be teaching another workshop! I’ll be at CCUA’s headquarter’s, 214 Saint Joseph Street, from 12 pm to 2 pm on June 4th. I’d love to see you there! This is a great opportunity to ask … Continue reading

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Georgia Moved Downstairs

Last night after dark I took a flashlight into the coop and moved Georgia into her new ground floor nest box. Actually, it’s an old galvanized washtub, but it’s her nest now. Sunday afternoon I placed the tub under the … Continue reading

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New Coop!

11/29/10 I’ve been thinking about a new coop for at least a year.  I finally completed it about a week ago.  The attached run is still in the works though. A good portion of the coop is made from reused or … Continue reading

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Losing Hens is Hard

A few weeks ago my hen, Yellow Foot, got on the nest late in the afternoon and then spent the night there.  This was unusual behavior, but I was only mildly curious as to why she spent the night on … Continue reading

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