I order the breed that I like aesthetically and matching it characteristic with the cold weathered North East, making sure they are winter hardy and friendly. Also egg color is important to us. We like brown eggs and a special green egg. Did you know there are no nutritional differences between white or brown eggs.
On a rainy Tuesday morning, July 13, 2010, I received a call from the Post Office to come and pick up my chicks. I'm filled with euphoria the entire week.
The collective known as 5P.M. (Poop Machine) consist of two Silver Laced Wyandotte two Easter Egger that lay green eggs and one Light Brahma. They are now 4 months old (November 2010) and are happily living outdoor in the backyard.
Stay connected with 5p.m. everyday via Twitter and find out how many eggs they lay.
5p.m. at 8 months old - March 4, 2011
Up Close and Personal - an individual profile of 5p.m.
Hi, I'm #2, I'm the tallest and biggest and can spot the cat from far away. I even chest bump the feline once, when it was too close for comfort. I had small wings but love to fan them out to keep cool. I'm the prettiest and is a hard working show girl.
I’m the Queen of 5p.m. (an art collective) Leader of the pack - #1. I always need to look FABULOUS.
I’m #5, I’m the weakest link, in the bottom of the pecking order, but I do enjoy my time alone away from all the bullies. I can lost myself with this activity (scratching) all day.
I’m #3, I’m shy, very shy. I prefer to stay in the background, un-noticeable. My dark brown feather helps.
Chicken coop made from recycled and found materials
We build the coop from found materials like futon bed frame and shipping pallets. I also used my old canvas stretcher bar and even my paintings as cool barrier. The front door is lined with FedEx envelop that is waterproof and some are filled with insulation mineral fiber.
Building a chicken coop takes some planning and design, unlike building a human dwelling, a coop is smaller and manageble.The next coop should be more archictectural inspired. Museum are now build like an artwork itself, why not a coop? How about Frank Gehry inspired coop. Stay tune.
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Tune in to
5PM coop warming ceremony
broadcast on Ustream
Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2010, 5pm-6pm EST
The Collective 5P.M.(Poop Machine) is my 2 Easter Egg Layer, 2 Silver Laced Wyandotte and 1 Light Brahma,
Fight for Natural Chickens and Eggs
How to powder your chicken with Diatomaceous Earth
Chicken love a good dirt bath to keep them clean
How chicken travel in New York City?
How to pedicure a chicken?
Here is an interview with Bucky Buckaw.
Urban by Nature at BMW Guggenheim Lab, New York, New York, October 2, 2011
Springfest at Erasmus Hall Campus, Flatbush, Brooklyn, May 6, 2012
ART, ENVIRONMENT, ACTION!
September 27 - December 15
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons, 2 West 13th Street, New York
Thursday, September 27 and Wednesday, November 14, 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, October 30, 6:30-8:30 pm