Little Free Libraries a New Popular Trend

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Chickens, Other, Other Products | 0 comments

Urban farming is also building community by sharing. An increasingly popular trend in neighborhoods across America is the introduction of the Little Free Library. As budget cut backs are closing public libraries, people are creating pop-up libraries to fill the gap and re-KINDLE a love of good old fashioned physical books. Only one year ago, Todd Bole built a doll house size box in front of his home in Wisconsin to honor his mother’s love of reading. With the message “Take a Book,...

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Teaching Work-Ability Skills to High School Students

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in Chickens, Other | 0 comments

One of the wonderful things that happened at Creative Coops this spring was Josh Buist and Naomi Goodlin. They came to help at Creative Coops through Nevada Union High School’s Work Abilty program. This is a program that helps high school students learn employable skills by placing them in local businesses so they can be mentored into the work world. Both of them worked hard and learned many usefull skills that they can take into the work world....

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Chicken Coops – Free food for chickens

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Chickens | 1 comment

Chicken Coops – Free food for chickens This blog may turn out to contribute to the reluctant spouse syndrome that I wrote about recently, but I’ll let you judge that for yourselves. Chickens eat vegetables, grains and protein. When you buy “Chicken Feed” at the “Feed Store” with a balance that is healthy for the chickens at their particular stage of growth. But you don’t have to buy commercial food products for your chickens to have a healthy diet. Free...

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Chicken Coops – Back yard chickens and the reluctant spouse

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Chickens | 3 comments

  Chicken Coops – Back yard chickens and the reluctant spouse While I am attending farmer’s markets and home and garden shows selling my chicken coops, I have noticed something interesting. It happens regularly every week at some point and the scenario goes something like this. A couple will arrive at my booth and one or the other of them will be so excited about the chicken coop. “Look honey!” etc. Meanwhile the other spouse is standing there, maybe with their arms crossed,...

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Chicken Coops – Broody Chicken Nest Solution

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Chickens | 0 comments

  Chicken Coops – A Nest Solution for Broody backyard Chickens A broody chicken is one that has decided it is time to raise some chicks. This is what happened to one of my backyard chickens. There was some kind of hormone change and she stopped laying eggs. She appeared all fluffed up and started sounding like a crow! It was a kind of deep growl rather than the usual cooing sound they make. All she would do is sit in the nest box. Hardly eat at all. She wants to sit on eggs until...

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Chicken Coops – A modular approach

Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Chickens, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chicken Coops that expand with your flock of backyard chickens Imagine that you are new to the idea of keeping backyard chickens. You have heard a lot about it, but are not sure if this is going to be something for you or not. So you figure that you will keep it small and simple to start with. Maybe just 2 or 3 chickens and you get one of those in expensive chicken coops (made in China). It turns out that it isn’t much work at all and the kids love it. You realize that you are only getting...

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