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Recipes: Bones And Water, The Perfect Elixir

Add to Favorites By Janice Cole, Minnesota Whether you’re a fan of the latest craze, bone broth, or have been making stocks, broths, bouillon and consommé for years and wonder …

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A Braised Duck Recipe: Perfect for a Gathering

Add to Favorites If you’re looking for a spectacular dish to serve this holiday season, consider duck. Duck meat is recognized as one of the most richly flavored of the …

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The Chicken Hotel
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Susie Kearley – When you go on holiday, it’s not always easy finding someone to care for your flock. So in 2007, David Roberts opened The …

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Mobile Chicken Coop Benefits
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Cherie Dawn Haas – When my family first brought chickens into our lives, a mobile chicken coop had not yet entered our plans. We talked to our …

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Keeping Your Flock Away From Predators Takes Strategy, Knowledge, and a Little Craftiness
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By  Wendy E.N. Thomas – Just as it is anywhere birds are kept, in the northeast, we have several predators that pose a serious threat to backyard flocks. For …

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Life with Chickens – Photo Essay and Video Tour
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Our girls are a diverse collection of beauties, both classics and renegades. Various Wyandottes, Brahmas, a Plymouth Rock, and Orpingtons mingle with Russian Orloffs, a Buckeye, Partridge …

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Coolest Coops 2017 Winners
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Editors’ Choice The winners of our fourth annual Coolest Coops contest are full of inspiring ideas and beautiful ways to create safe havens for your backyard poultry. …

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2016 Coolest Coops Contest
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites First Place: The Hen’s Bed and Breakfast Lyndia Decker, Arkansas This is the hand-built log cabin we call “The Hen’s Bed and Breakfast.” We notched each log …

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A Designer Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Tamara Diederichs Here are photos of the back of our chicken coop. We access the nesting boxes via the hatch doors to collect the eggs each …

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Cottage House Garden Shed Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites I was looking for a new hobby to keep my mind off of life and the stresses it can bring. The year before, both of my parents were …

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