User-Submitted Chicken Coop Pictures

User-Submitted Chicken Coop Pictures

We wanted to showcase some of the chicken coop pictures that were submitted by people using the Palace Chicken Coop Plans. We are inspired by some of the great coops featured here as well as the adaptions made by them. Hopefully, you can glean some inspirations and...

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R.I.P. Crazy Mops

R.I.P. Crazy Mops

  We found what was left of Crazy Mops late this afternoon. Not sure what happened, the boys and I found the feathers and what what left of her body on the grass. Life on the homestead....not always pretty, but you get to experience appreciation of new life and...

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Mohawks and Tombstone in the Kitchen

Mohawks and Tombstone in the Kitchen

Our new "mail-order" baby chicks are now about 1 month old. For the first couple of weeks, the baby chicks are so adorable and teeny that you just want to keep them in your house and pet them all day! Well, the bigger they get, the more they eat. The more they eat,...

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Just Hatched!

Just Hatched!

The baby chick above is a Blue Silkie Bantam - and will look like this when she grows up: photo from My Pet Chicken Beware of cuteness overload in this video! Baby Chick Hatching   Chicken Hatching Equipment This Spring's chicks include: Bantam Blue Silkie (photo...

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Hatching Baby Ducks!

Hatching Baby Ducks!

Almost exactly a month ago, we ordered 20 fertile duck eggs online and 2 incubators - one for each of the boys' classrooms. For 27 days, the kids took daily measurements of the eggs (weighing each egg over time), monitored growth through a candler, made sure the eggs...

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Cheating Little Duck!

Cheating Little Duck!

Each morning, after breakfast and before school, the kids go out and do their morning chores, which includes feeding the chickens, gathering eggs, watering the garden and feeding the ducks. We started out with 2 ridiculously handsome Pekin ducklings and 1 Khaki...

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Ducklings learning to swim

Ducklings learning to swim

  The great thing about living near a farm store is that I no longer need to have baby fowl delivered via postal service. The bad thing about living near a farm store is that I just cannot stay away. Last week, the kids and I snuck over there while Scott was out...

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Ridiculously handsome duck

Ridiculously handsome duck

Hi. My name is Duckee Momo. I like to blog. I'm a ridiculously handsome duck. Do you want to read what I wrote? Are you suuuure?..........Okay, I'll show you!   Oh yes, you read that right.....eat mor beef. Beef is yummy. Ducks are not. In addition to blogging,...

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Angry Birds

Angry Birds

Our 10 hens are happy hens, they faithfully lay around 8 eggs per day and get to eat all the garden veggies they want. There are specific plants that I grow just for them, like my ginormous cabbage that produces leaves as big as a vampire's appetite. Unfortunately,...

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My hens are teenagers

My hens are teenagers

This summer, our little itty bitty baby chicks that arrived in April began laying eggs. It usually takes about 6 months before chickadees develop into egg-layers, and like an impatient mother, I kept looking in the coop twice a day to check if my babies were growing...

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Chick Update: 15 Days Old

Chick Update: 15 Days Old

It's been so quiet the past couple of days (taxes done, manuscript submitted, Scott out of town, kids at school) -- unnaturally quiet until last night when I think Buddha just decided that our house needed an interjection of chaos to bring things back to normal. I've...

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New Baby Chicks Arrive in Mail!

New Baby Chicks Arrive in Mail!

When we first decided to get chickens, my intention came from an omnivore's point of view....FRESH EGGS! Little did I know that these little darlings would become our lovable pets first and foremost....and fresh eggs as a really cool bonus feature. Sidenote: Wouldn't...

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Chickens Take Baths!?

Chickens Take Baths!?

I've come home early from speaking at IACP in New York City....ehh....to be clear, that's International Assoc of Culinary Professionals.....NOT Intl Assoc of Chief of Police. The week prior was Food Blog Forum Orlando (come see Diane's post!), so I've been a little...

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The Palace Chicken Coop: Free Chicken Coop Plan

The Palace Chicken Coop: Free Chicken Coop Plan

*** UPDATE *** We are proud to announce the completion of the Steamy Kitchen Palace Chicken Coop Construction Drawings. A 32 Page PDF showing every detail and measurement needed to recreate this chicken coop. It was professionally created by a licensed architect and...

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Our first egg

Our first egg

We have it marked on our calendar the very first day we came home with the 1 week old baby chicks, to mark their "birthday" but also to give us a countdown of when we can expect our first eggs from the hens.  It usually takes around 6 months before the egg-laying...

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Click and Cluck

Click and Cluck

My husband's been working hard the past couple of weeks building the new Chicken Palace for our 5 birds who have quickly outgrown the coop we bought locally. Scott designed the entire coop on paper and then on transfering the plan to Google Sketchup for a 3D model....

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Chicks new digs

Chicks new digs

After a week in their cozy $4 plastic bin, we thought it might be best to buy a larger temporary home II for the chicks. It's temporary because Scott really wants to design and build a home from scratch for them....that's LOVE. If you've never ventured into the world...

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Peep! Peep!

Peep! Peep!

Well, I could tell you how exactly it all happened, how we spontaneously ended up with 5 new pets, but I think the photos alone tell the story sufficiently. If I wasn't holding the camera, I'd be right there next to the boys with a chick in my own hand and...

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Posted by Steamy Kitchen on Thursday, February 11, 2021