About three years ago, Stacy helped a friend research backyard chicken keeping. After learning so much about urban egg hens, she was inspired to build a coop in her Eagle River yard and ordered a shipment of chicks. Continue reading Urban Coop Spotlight: Stacy in Eagle River
Justin lives about 10 miles north of Willow, and recently completed construction on a brand new chicken palace for his egg laying flock, plus a chicken tractor for his meat birds. Continue reading Coop Spotlight: Justin in Willow
When keeping backyard chickens in Anchorage became legal about four years ago, Larissa heard the news & jumped into action. Continue reading Urban Coop Spotlight: Larissa
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
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