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Sustainable Seed Starters

Sustainable Seed StartersLast frost dates are just around the corner, which means it is time to start seeds!  Are you looking for a more sustainable alternative to plastic seed trays this year? Try these options instead!Eggshells Eggshells create a...

Free Printable Chicken Themed Valentines Cards

Enjoy these free printouts for Val-HEN-tines day!

Keeping Roosters

Roosters, or rather one rooster, can be a great addition to a backyard flock…if you are allowed to have them. Many cities do not allow roosters because of their noise (a rooster’s crow is 100dB from 1 meter away).

If you are allowed to keep a rooster, there are many benefits for your flock…

Can Chickens Eat Pumpkins?

Can Chickens Eat Pumpkins?

Can chickens eat pumpkins? Yes! Pumpkins are a great treat for chickens that provide vitamins A & E, Potassium, Zinc and other health benefits. Fed in moderation, your flock will love these delicious pumpkin treats.

Molting Chickens

Molting Chickens

You may be wondering why your chickens have been losing so many feathers. Often, this is normal, and it just means your chickens are molting!
Molting is the regular shedding and growth of new feathers. As feathers become worn, they fall out (molt) and new, healthy feathers grow in to replace the old. This typically happens on a large scale in the fall, after a chicken is a year old.

Recommended Books

Congratulations! You have decided to learn to raise chickens, garden, homestead, live more sustainably…but where do you start?
In effort to help you with easy chicken raising and easy gardening, we have done the research for you!

This is a living list of books we recommend about how to raise chickens, how to start a garden, food systems, composting, permaculture and other topics important to us and relevant to Coops and Gardens.





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