Sad day for our flock. Imagine Maggie’s shock when she found an additional bird in the chicken coop this morning: Clark and Maggie designed the coop to protect her hens from predators, and so far it’s held up well. We haven’t lost a single bird to a bear, and last year it protected the ladies from a hungry lynx family. Nothing has been able to … Continue reading Ruffled Feathers
Last Saturday was the ceremonial start of the 48th annual Iditarod, the 1,000 sled dog race across Alaska. How ironic that a day devoted to dogs turned into a morning all about cats at our house. It all started with a text from a neighbor, warning us to keep our dogs inside because a lynx family was hanging out in his back yard. This was … Continue reading Lots-o-Lynx
Our backyard chicken trial was such a success that we welcomed eight new laying hens into our flock this spring. We brought them home as baby chicks, but they are now fully grown ladies with gorgeous coloring and feather patterns. Proudly introducing: The good news is that we are already getting 6-7 eggs per day from these ladies, which we didn’t expect until October. Lots … Continue reading Coopers
We have officially joined the urban chicken craze. Maggie wore us down after three years of sketching custom coop designs and planning her neighborhood egg business. Our girl was determined to get some backyard birds, so when Clark’s co-worker offered us his homemade coop we decided to take the plunge. Another colleague gave us three mature hens to get us started. Meet Henrietta, Phoenix, and … Continue reading Eggcellent News!