The Bad Egg

Designer Chicken Coops
November 19, 2009, 5:47 pm
Filed under: Chicken Tractor, News & Resources

Check out this gallery of images to get you dreaming about what your future chicken coop could look like … come on, I know you want one of your very own.

My favorites are the ones with a living roof, like this one:

Thanks to Melanie for the link.


The Dog
August 25, 2008, 9:00 am
Filed under: Chicken Tractor, The Dog

Well. We’ve already had an episode.

My husband and I built a temporary run out of pvc pipe, zip ties and poultry netting. Not bad for about $30, but it has no bottom layer.  Here’s a picture of the run (click on images to enlarge):


Here’s a picture showing no bottom:


Ok and here’s another picture. See that blur in the upper right of the image? That’s my 75 lb dog barreling over as soon as he saw me lift the run (click on image to enlarge):


We were lucky.  All the chickens are alive and well. After my dog flipped the run over he just wagged his tail, sniffed real close at their feathers, then went back to his guarding position:


See that other wooden cage thing to the left in the picture? That’s a strong, fully enclosed, wire and wood coop I found at a garage sale yesterday for $10. And not a moment too soon.