Our latest chicken coop is a hoop house style made from an old greenhouse frame, with hog panel sides and salvaged tin for the front and back wall. We wrap it in 9 mil plastic for weather proofing. There are pros and cons to this type of chicken house, including maintenance, predator management, and the […]
We’ve learned a lot from our first little coop and raising chickens over the years. We learned from the first coop, to build a coop large enough to walk in. Roosters are bigger than hens and need more head space for doors and roosts. But most importantly we learned that chickens are addictive and we […]
Once your chickens have grown and thrived in the brooder it is time for them to go out to their permanent home. By this point they have gotten too big for the brooder box and luckily they can tolerate the outside temperatures if fully feathered. A chicken coop can be just about anything. Most people […]
Thinking about adding a flock of chickens to your backyard? Now that we are firmly “chicken people” I wouldn’t want to turn back. Not only do they provide us with all the delicious fresh eggs we can eat, they keep our yard free of harmful insects, provide us with tons of rich compost for the […]
Egg production is a crucial component of the Runamuk farm as we continue to grow our apiary. When faced with the prospect of moving our farm to a location that did not offer infrastructure, we had to get creative in order to ensure the poultry flock came through the move in-tact. Enter the hoop-house….
Kristi from Homestead Wishing made a wonderful tour of her chicken coop with many pictures and even a video. Her Rhode Island Homestead coop, includes 6 nesting boxes and a large chicken run! It will hold up to 15 birds! Check out her coop today!