Originally from Wisconsin, Amanda grew up on a farm with plenty of animals for meat and production. When she moved to Alaska in 2000, she knew she wanted to share part of that childhood with her own children. Continue reading Urban Coop Spotlight: Amanda
Lousie Fode & her boyfriend designed & built a beautiful 4ft x 4 ft chicken coop from scratch last season, assembling most of it in her garage, then moving it outside to add the final details. Continue reading Urban Coop Spotlight: Louise in Anchorage
Walking up to Beth’s home on a warm March afternoon in Anchorage, she was already in the backyard watching happy chickens frolicking around her, and a cat in her lap. Continue reading Urban Coop Spotlight: Beth in Anchorage
For those us of who keep backyard egg laying hens, spring is the very exciting time of year when egg production ramps up again after a long winter break of slow laying.
Wondering what to do with a fresh bounty of eggs? Alcoholic eggnog isn’t just for the holiday season – it’s delicious year round, and it’s insanely easy to make (and enjoy!). Continue reading Insanely Easy Homemade Alcoholic Eggnog Recipe
Because eggs are a part of any bird’s reproductive cycle, it’s a legitimate question to wonder whether or not hens will still lay eggs without a rooster around.
The answer? Nope, you don’t need a rooster to get eggs from your hens. Continue reading Do chickens need a rooster around to lay eggs?
I had a sick hen and was worried about whether or not she was drinking enough water. I figured out an easy way to force feed her water using a syringe (without the needle). Continue reading How to Make a Sick Chicken Drink Water
WARNING: This post has a lot of graphic butchering-related pictures. If images of butchering a chicken offend you, you should stop reading. (You might also consider becoming a vegetarian.) Continue reading How to Butcher a Chicken in Your Garage, From a First Timer’s Perspective
Earlier this year, my husband got to watch one of our backyard hens laying an egg in the coop. Continue reading Backyard Hen Laying an Egg, Caught on Tape
I only have female chickens, so I was immediately confused what was going on in the hen house when I saw this… Continue reading Two Hens Wrestling for the Same Nesting Spot
Out of my 5 backyard hens, only one is laying regularly. This lady’s name is Owl. She’s 5 months old, and has been laying eggs for a full month now (she started laying at 4 months). Continue reading Same Chicken, Many Colors of Eggs