Who knew there were so many ways to build functional, cheap, portable chicken coops? You do, now. Originally published as "Country Lore: Portable, DIY Chicken Coops" in the April/May 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
How do you find the best chicken coop design for your new flock? We'll help you walk through the evaluation process and give you a free analysis spreadsheet to help you decide.
Take a look at this checklist of things to do in the chicken coop in preparation for warmer days.
Making a batch of homemade soap for family use can be done quickly and simply.
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Learn about hand tools and techniques for home landscaping, including working in wooded land areas, clearing brush, problems with established sod, removing tree roots and common sense landscaping tips. Originally published as "Hand Tools and Techniques for Home Landscaping" December 1997/January 1998 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
At Olsen Farm, we know all chickens are special, but there is something particularly magical about the silkie breed. Here are unique traits of these birds.
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