Updates from our off the grid Alaska location and our attempts at raising chickens.
Archive for the Tales from the Coop Category
Spring is when most people order their chicks. There is of course, nothing wrong with this. However, if you are willing to buck the trend, now is a great time to order. Lead times are very short this time of year, which means you get your chicks quicker, and there […]
Don’t mix your flock-I found out. It started out well enough. I put the Freedom Rangers and the Cornish Cross Broilers together. At first they got along just fine. But after awhile, the smaller more agile Freedom Rangers were running rings around the fat birds. And then the picking started. […]
For myself, I have always been annoyed at “DIY” yourself articles or shows where some seasoned veteran of woodworking slickly hammers out a masterpiece, and explains that “anyone can do this in 5 minutes”. I doubt chickens care, so you won’t see coops on here that look like they were […]
This is the first post in our official “ChickensDirect” Alaska blog. May 15 over 1,000 chicks showed up at the Anchor Point, AK post office, shipped up here from Pennsylvania. About half of these were sold the first few days, what doesn’t sell we are going to raise and sell […]