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This is a coop from the Garden Coop plans. I'm beginning to consider a larger coop, in case we ever decide to expand the flock.

This is a coop from the Garden Coop plans. I'm beginning to consider a larger coop, in case we ever decide to expand the flock.

A Cape Cod-inspired structure that's prettier than many human dwellings—and built it themselves for $1,600,

How to Build the Ultimate Chicken Coop

A Cape Cod-inspired structure that's prettier than many human dwellings—and built it themselves for $1,600,

momentary pause from posting "inappropriate" photos for a little chickendom. @Gabby Meriles Fekete happy fancy fowl friday. could've made that an even better alliteration but I'm attempting to not add that "f" word to every conversation. attempting. xox.

Blue Ameraucana!  I would love to have one of these for the Tiffany blue eggs they lay, but a single chick costs $20!!

Blue Ameraucana! I would love to have one of these for the Tiffany blue eggs they lay, but a single chick costs $20!!

This is what Poppy will look like... Buff Orpington.   Developed as a dual purpose breed, Orpingtons make fair table fowl and are excellent winter layers of large brown eggs. They have very laid back personalities and make good pets.

This is what Poppy will look like... Buff Orpington. Developed as a dual purpose breed, Orpingtons make fair table fowl and are excellent winter layers of large brown eggs. They have very laid back personalities and make good pets.

A blog about simple living, frugality, organic gardens, home cooking, budgeting, house work, homemaking, back yard food production, permaculture.

A blog about simple living, frugality, organic gardens, home cooking, budgeting, house work, homemaking, back yard food production, permaculture.

Rachel is a Bantam Cochin Frizzle. Cochin is her breed, bantam describes her miniature size and frizzle describes her unusual feathers. Genetics cause frizzled feathers to grow out and curl away from the body instead of  growing flat and smooth following the body contour. Frizzle is not a breed, it is a genetically programmed feather type.

Frizzle Feathered Chickens, Divas of the Chicken World

Rachel is a Bantam Cochin Frizzle. Cochin is her breed, bantam describes her miniature size and frizzle describes her unusual feathers. Genetics cause frizzled feathers to grow out and curl away from the body instead of growing flat and smooth following the body contour. Frizzle is not a breed, it is a genetically programmed feather type.

Orpingtons have laid back personalities and are very docile. They are great foragers and do well in confinement. Orpingtons are very nice looking birds make great affectionate pets. Due to their timid nature Orpington chicks tend to be on the bottom of the pecking order when raised with other breeds.

Orpingtons have laid back personalities and are very docile. They are great foragers and do well in confinement. Orpingtons are very nice looking birds make great affectionate pets. Due to their timid nature Orpington chicks tend to be on the bottom of the pecking order when raised with other breeds.