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Gimme Shelter

The summer birds have all departed for southern climes or lower altitudes. Many of our human friends have done likewise. Those of us who remain are simmering soup, digging out winter clothes and making sure our homes are snug and … Continue reading

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Coops (continued)

Last week I wrote about the design and layout of chicken coops. Today we’ll talk about the inside. Lighting If your coop is large, you’ll need some light inside so that you and the hens can see. Also, chickens lay … Continue reading

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The biggest investment in keeping chickens is their housing. Chickens are remarkably hardy birds, but they need some sort of shelter to make it though a Colorado winter. They also need protection from raccoons, possums, foxes, owls, coyotes, hawks, weasels, … Continue reading

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Helping Birds Through the Winter

The tiny bird fluffs its feathers against the cold, while the north wind whips sleet into the pine branches surrounding its perch. With all water sources frozen, it has to use precious body warmth to melt the snow it eats. … Continue reading

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