The Taj Mahal of Chicken Coops

May 26, 2011
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The girls are getting big and that means it’s time to start building the coop. Chris and Sharon got started this week on the project and below is an update from Chris. The photo above is the space where the coop will go, before the area was cleared and the foundation dug. We’ll hopefully have [...]

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Raising Chickens; Week 3 Update

May 10, 2011
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We are now into the third week of raising the chickens and they are four to five weeks old. They are starting to lose most of their little down feathers and still look a little disheveled. I was able to go over for a little visit and see them in their new expanded quarters. While this [...]

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A New, Temporary Home

May 3, 2011
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Today Sharon and Chris built a new, temporary home for the chickens.. The little ones had been living in an old steamer trunk with a heat lamp and an old window screen for a roof. But they were starting to outgrow their cozy abode and we noticed that they liked to perch on things (including us) [...]

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Welcome to Mount Royal Farms

May 1, 2011
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Changing our world, one egg at a time. Here we will chronicle the adventures of a group of friends and neighbors and their efforts at raising chickens, vegetables and other things related to urban farming. These are the first baby chicks, about 4 weeks old. So far there are four Americaunas, two Barred Rocks and one Golden Comet.

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