Egg Laying and Chicken Tracking Spreadsheet

Dashboard for free egg production and chicken tracker

Do you have chickens? Do you like spreadsheets? Then I have the Egg Laying Spreadsheet for you! No really, joking pitch aside, I have created this free chicken tracker and egg production spreadsheet for you.  You can scroll to the bottom of the directions to get your free egg laying and chicken production spreadsheet if you aren’t into reading about the spreadsheet.  There is also a link copy that shows you what it looks like with data. Who is this chicken tracker and egg laying spreadsheet for? Both the home hobbyist, the small farmer, and geek extraordinaire. Truth time: I … Read more…

Modern Chicken Coop Custom Design By US!

Modern chicken coop design that we custom built and designed

The custom built, modern, chicken coop is finally here folks. I quit totaling hours, cost, and number of minor flesh wounds received somewhere back in March. Building a custom chicken coop is definitely a labor of love BUT you get an end result that can REALLY meet your needs.  We chose to make a modern chicken coop design to match our urban locale.  We needed something fresh to update our 1927 home space and to compete with all the new modern houses in the neighborhood. If you are more a video person we made a video tour of the features … Read more…

Make a Indoor Rabbit Hutch From a China Cabinet

What?! A twenty-five dollar Craigslist china cabinet becomes what?! An indoor rabbit hutch. Perfect for your pampered bunnies.

Want a rabbit hutch that looks elegant?  Well, we did!  We wanted to DIY an indoor rabbit hutch for our new family members Ollie and Biscuit.  We got these rabbits from Adam’s work as a co-worker’s friend was trying to rehome her bunnies before embarking on a lot of travel.  You might wonder how we decided to get some rabbits and it went something like this: Forwarded email from Adam: Want to get some rabbits? Me via Instant message: Ummmm… Sure? Adam via IM: The boys will love them. So we have rabbits.  All kids need pets, right?  These rabbits … Read more…

Why You Need A Secure Coop for Chickens

Why do some people need to have the fort knox of secure chicken coops?  We certainly had the Taj MaCoop at our previous house.  I personally have never free ranged my chickens since it is not allowed in the city, but I never realized why I needed such a secure coop.  Below are the reasons a secure coop and run is necessary for some flocks of chickens.  If you lack the space to free range and live in an area with wildlife you may need to go the extra mile with hardware cloth and heavy bolts just to keep you … Read more…

How to Make a Chicken Dust Bath

Why you should make a chicken dust bath for your flock

So would you like to know how to make a chicken dust bath? Or even why you should provide a chicken dust bath? While, we aren’t chicken newbies anymore we still have a lot to learn about chickens. One of the things we completely missed the boat on was that chickens need to bathe. But they need to do so in dirt! I saw a picture on Pinterest of chickens laying in tires full of dirt. It was kind of an ah-ha moment as I have often observed our chickens digging holes in the run, flinging wood chips all over … Read more…