Housing for keeping your birds safe and happy.

Quail Keeping Primer

Coturnix quail eggs

Quail Keeping Primer Keeping quail is gaining popularity with the permaculture movement.  Keeping food animals was popular during both World Wars as resources were limited.  Rabbits, pigeons, and quail were raised to supplement meat and make use of waste.  Saving resources was a big issue then, and it should also …

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Green Roof for the Coop?

Green roof for chicken coop?

Green Roof Ideas for Your Coop Previously I’d talked about seeing the double shed roof in areas that get hot, particularly in the American South and Southwest. The purpose of them is to act in a way that draws heat out between the two layers by using rising heat to …

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Warming the Winter Chicken

Warming the Winter Chicken Chickens all originated from the Jungle Cock in southeast Asia.  Southeast Asia is for the most part a warm and temperate place.  With the majority of breeds being bred for eggs, there are a few that are bred for cold hardiness.  Typically large bodied birds have …

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Quail Motel

Quail cages with sliding trays

The Quail Motel for Micro Farming Quail cages. Lift out of the tray to clean and replace wire cage back into the tray. Doors flap inward. Trying different feed and water options. Coturnix are great layers and handle confinement very well.  Unlike Bobwhite and California quail, corts as they are …

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Brown Leghorns in the Ark

Chicken Ark Urban

Brown Leghorns in the Ark Here the brown leghorns are scratching out the last little bit of daylight.  They seem to do well foraging and like eating all the spiders.  They do a good job of turning over the bark mulch too to keep the weeds from coming up. (We bought them …

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