I’ve now fortified the chicken run, so hopefully we won’t have any more trouble with foxes!
Sad news today – a fox got into the chicken run overnight and took some of the flock.
How to build an automatic chicken coop door opener, the world’s fanciest chicken coop, Kiama Community Garden’s new blog, backyard aquaponics, and Fresh the movie.
How to dismantle wooden shipping pallets and use them to build sheds, chicken coops, animal shelters and other useful structures. Also how to dig swales, and an indoor farm in Tokyo.
Photos and a description of a very cleverly designed chicken coop.
The chicken tractor I built with my father a couple of years ago is still going strong. Since moving to Jamberoo we’ve been using it to build garden beds – we place it where we want the bed, leave it there for a few weeks until the grass has been cleared, then move it along … [Read more…]
I previously posted a list of online resources I found useful (for both plans and inspiration) when designing our chicken tractor, but I got a lot of emails asking where people could buy chicken tractors. Not everyone has the time (or tools!) to build something from scratch. You can buy chickens tractors in two main … [Read more…]
The Sydney Morning Herald’s “Good Living” supplement today has an article about [HerdShare](http://www.herdshare.com) and [Rentachook](http://www.rentachook.com), titled [City folk find a milky way](http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/good-living/city-folk-find-a-milky-way/2008/12/02/1227979978585.html). **HerdShare** runs out of Byron Bay, and facilitates a scheme designed to get around Australian regulations that prohibit the sale of raw (unpasteurised) milk. Instead of buying your milk at retail, you instead … [Read more…]
Links to free chicken ark plans, commercial plans, and numerous sources of inspiration for your own chicken ark designs.