Posts tagged with ‘Chicken Breeds’
Think keeping backyard chickens is a little too old school? Here’s something that could change your mind.
The Pickin’ Chicken app for iOS lets you research and select breeds from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (Apple mobile devices only). Developed by Funny Farm Industries and released in partnership with Mother Earth News, it’s a high-tech complement to a distinctly low-tech hobby.
It not only looks really cool (then again, I think everything in iOS looks cool), it’s also got some cool stuff in it. (more…)
Several weeks ago, Andreas Känner surprised me with photos and details on his Garden Coop build in Landesbergen, Germany. As far as I know, this is the first Hühnerhaus built in Germany using our metric chicken coop plans. Andreas did an amazing job, and I’m happy to share his photos and commentary here. . . (more…)
This is the second in a four-part series on preparing your backyard chickens and coop for cold weather.
Most standard laying hens are quite cold hardy (check this handy breed chart). Just look at their names: Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire Red. . . . These girls were bred to withstand cold climates well before the advent of electric heat. So how do they manage to withstand temperatures that send us scampering for the nearest cup of cocoa? (more…)
Chickens are extraordinary. Even the ordinary ones we keep in our backyard chicken coop and see around town — Rhode Island Reds, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Australorps, Americaunas. . .
But there are chickens, and then there are chickens. The latter you’ll find in this wall calendar, new for 2011.
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I stopped in at People’s Food Co-op this weekend for a head of cabbage, some flour, a bag of. . . wait, you don’t care about that. On their rotating stand of wall calendars, this one jumped out at me. The back cover says it’s based on this book.
And here I thought our flock of standard laying breeds was fun to look at.
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