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Top Chicken Names | Ultimate Backyard Chicken Survey

By Doug Scott

On today’s Top Chicken Names post I’m sharing what I think is some of the most enjoyable info folks shared when they completed the Ultimate Backyard Chicken Survey that I published back in the spring of 2017 … what they named their feathered friends! It may not be the most helpful … on a practical…

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The RYG Ultimate Backyard Chicken Survey

By Doug Scott

The Ultimate Backyard Chicken Survey Thanks for taking the time to complete the RYG Ultimate Backyard Chicken Survey. It should be self-explanatory, but if you have any questions please reach out to us by email at Connect@RedeemYourGround.com and enter “Backyard Chicken Survey” in the subject line. Create your own user feedback survey Thanks again for taking the…

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Video Introducing Our Backyard Chickens - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

[VIDEO] Introducing…Our Backyard Chickens!

By Doug Scott

If you’ve been on RYGblog more than once you’ve probably gathered that we are the proud owners of a small flock of backyard chickens …7 of them. And although we do love them because of the eggs they give us every day, we also love them because we consider them pets…part of our family. Now…I’ve written…

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Backyard Chickens DIY Sign - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Why, Yes…Our Backyard Chickens Do Have Names

By Doug Scott

I shouldn’t find it funny, really…that one of the most common questions people ask about our chickens is “Do they have names?”. Although having chickens as pets is trendy in some circles, it’s still not the norm…so given that most peoples’ context for chickens is what they’re having for dinner, it’s not that odd of…

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Raising Backyard Chickens 101: Why & How Many?

By Doug Scott

My chicken posts from the last couple of weeks seemed to have piqued the interest of quite a few…particularly on the design of our chicken coop.  Today’s post will be the first of several where I’ll provide greater context and a bit more detail on not only the design of our coop, but on a…

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Raising Backyard Chickens…Answering Your Questions

By Doug Scott

We really had a great response from last week’s post on the truth about raising backyard chickens…at least my truths.  In addition to a good deal of traffic, we also got some good questions.  I’ll answer some of them here.  Please keep your questions coming…I’d love to provide you any insight that I can. “What,…

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The Real Truth about Raising Backyard Chickens

By Doug Scott

When I first started raising backyard chickens I really knew next to nothing. I knew what I wanted to get out of raising chickens, but beyond my vast experience at raising parakeets as a kid (which didn’t help much at all…surprise), I didn’t have a clue. Now, after having a whopping 1.5 years of experience…

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We Love Our Backyard Chickens … But They’re Not for Everyone

By Doug Scott

Britt and I were just talking the other day about how crazy it is that we’ve become chicken people…not crazy, walking around with feathers in our hair and chicken poop on our clothes chicken people (well most of the time), but chicken-owning, chicken-loving chicken people. When we got married we would have never dreamed of…

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From “Land of the Lost” to “Scott Family Farm” … for Our Backyard Chickens

By Doug Scott

When thinking of how to describe what our side yard used to be like, I couldn’t help but think of one of my favorite childhood after-school TV shows – “The Land of the Lost”.  While there were no Sleestaks nor close calls of being eaten by a dinosaur, it certainly was the part of our…

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Our Chicken Coop Design (Part 3 of 3)

By Doug Scott

Finally!  My last post on the design of our chicken coop.  Below you’ll find a description and rendering of the final 3 elevations – right, left, and rear.  Part 1 provided a schematic of the area where our coop/hutch sits, as well as a floor plan.  Part 2 provided a description and rendering of the…

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Chicken Coop Design - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Our Chicken Coop Design – Front Elevation (Part 2 of 3)

By Doug Scott

Okay, I lied.  I had hoped to finish up writing on our chicken coop design with this post, but I ran out of time and markers…seriously – my gray marker ran out.   So today I’m going to focus on the front elevation and next week I’ll wrap it up with the other 3 elevations.  …

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Our Chicken Coop Design (Part 1 of 2…err 3)

By Doug Scott

Given the frequency of posts about our feathered ladies, I know some of you may think my life revolves around our chickens.  Well I assure you that’s not the case…but they do add quite a bit of texture to my family’s life.  But with that…I do have yet another post on our chickens…and this time…

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Taking Care of Your Chickens During Winter - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com & Fresh Eggs Daily | FreshEggsDaily.com

The Trifecta of Posts on Winter Chicken Care … from Lisa Steele | Fresh Eggs Daily

By Doug Scott

Last week I did a post on some crazy stuff we crazy chicken people do with our chickens – put diapers on them, use harnesses to take them on walks, and dress them up in costumes.  But honestly, these are all things really more for our benefit or entertainment than for our chickens’. So clearly…

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Crazy Stuff for Chickens – Diapers, Harnesses, and Costumes!

By Doug Scott

I’ve become the “chicken guy” to a number of my friends. How do I know? Well because it seems that I’m the go-to for those who are considering raising backyard chickens…reaching out to ask me what it’s really like to have them. While others, who already have chickens, call to ask questions about specific chicken-related issues. But…

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RYG Chicken eBook - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com "Let's Talk Chicken: What one family discovered about raising backyard chickens"

The new phonebook is here! The new phonebook is here! Well, not really…but our new Chicken eBook is!!!

By Doug Scott

Well, you may not be as excited as Navin R. Johnson* was to receive the new phonebook…or even excited at all to hear that our new Chicken eBook is here. But since we’ve been sharing our chicken stories here on RYGblog we’ve had a number of folks ask us to pull our posts together and share…

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Great American Backyard Campout (Backyard Camping) - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com (http://www.nwf.org/Great-American-Backyard-Campout.aspx)

Great American Backyard Campout Day!

By Brittany Scott

Mark your calendars…this coming Saturday, June 28th is Great American Backyard Campout Day!  Who knew?! This year the National Wildlife Foundation has set a goal of getting 200,000 people across the country to camp out this weekend.  To learn more, as well as get some great tips and ideas for your camping experience you can…

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RYG 2016 Year In Review | Backyard Chickens - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

My Top 5 Chicken Coop Designs

By Doug Scott

Now that spring is here and the weather finally seems to be cooperating, I’m chomping at the bit to get some of my projects outside underway. One area of our yard I’m going to focus on first is in and around our chicken coop…my ladies are needing just a bit more attention! So off to Pinterest…

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Helpful Links

By Justin Powell

Helpful Links We thought that y’all might like a single place to find links to resources we’ve found helpful and other sites & folks that have inspired us. So here it is … organized by RYG Lifestyle. And to make it even easier, if there’s a Lifestyle you’re most interested in, just click on it…

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RYG Survey Central

By Justin Powell

RYG Survey Central Currently we only have one survey in RYG Survey Central for you to participate in … but we’re hard at work developing others … so stay tuned. Until then, please let us know what topics you’d like for us to survey folks about. What topics would you like us to survey the…

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Video Library

By Justin Powell

Video Library We hope these videos will help you get outside to create & maintain the outdoor spaces that bring richer life to you & your family. If there’s a general topic you’re interested in … click on one of the links below and we’ll jump you there. And if you can’t find a specific…

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Inspiration Gallery

By Justin Powell

Inspiration Gallery If you’re looking for a little visual inspiration RYG-style, you’ve come to the right place. To narrow your view, just choose your preferred category below & we’ll serve up just those pics.  Then, if you see something you like, click on it and we’ll jump you over to the respective post or site.[Note:…

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Redeem Your Ground on the Living Homegrown Podcast | RYGblog.com

Hey…RYG is on the Living Homegrown Podcast!

By Doug Scott

Hey…I’m excited to share with y’all that just last week I was interviewed by my friend…Theresa Loe, to be on her award-winning Living Homegrown Podcast.  And it just went live yesterday (link below). Who’s Theresa Loe? I’ve introduced you to Theresa before on several other posts, but in case you missed them…she’s the Co-Executive Producer of Growing…

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RYG 2016 Year In Review - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

RYG 2016 in Pictures … What a Year It Was!

By Doug Scott

I’m still not certain if all this social media shtuff is a net-good-thing or not. Which is quite ironic given that I’m relying on social media to reach you … and it’s partly the foundation on which I’m trying to build Redeem Your Ground. Oh the tension of life. Regardless, one thing I do appreciate…

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Garden Coffee Table Books - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

What Are Your Coffee Table Books Saying…About You?

By Doug Scott

Besides an old wooden bread bowl filled with pine cones and a wooden box we use to hide our remote controls, the only other thing on our coffee table is books…coffee table books. A lot of them…like more than 20. So besides saying that we should probably get rid of a few coffee table books, the books themselves say quite…

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Garden Trends 2015 - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Garden Trends 2015

By Doug Scott

  Man…when we signed off at Christmas…saying that we’ll reconnect in the New Year, I had no idea that it would be over 3 weeks before we did. Sorry about that…but thanks. Our time away has been very good..and I hope yours was too. We had some great time together as a family…which was really nice and much needed. We also spent a…

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RYG 2016 Year In Review | Farm Fresh Eggs - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Introducing … Lisa Steele and “Fresh Eggs Daily”

By Doug Scott

As I’ve said on previous posts, one of the biggest perks of this RYG journey has been getting to  meet some truly amazing people. (I air-quoted “meet” because I haven’t actually met them…or even talked to them, but I have gotten to know them on their blogs and through emails back and forth.) Anyway…the latest person I’ve met is Lisa Steele…a 5th…

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RYG Blog

By Doug Scott

Welcome to RYGblog Stories & information to help you get outside more at home. Whatever you enjoy doing outside at home … or have dreamed of doing … we hope that we can help you get out there to do it more often — connecting with family, friends & nature. Below you’ll find some Featured …

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Downloadable Content

By Justin Powell

Downloadable Content At RYG we’re all about making things as easy as we can to help you get outside at home. That’s why we’re giving you access to some of our downloadable content here … in one place and just a click or two away! Let us know what other content you’d like to see…

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Let's Hatch Chicks by Lisa Steele - Fresh Eggs Daily | FreshEggsDaily.com & RedeemYourGround.com

Topping off the Perfect Easter Basket with “Let’s Hatch Chicks!” by Lisa Steele

By Doug Scott

If you’ve read any of my chicken-related posts, odds are you’ve gotten to know fellow blogger Lisa Steele … of Fresh-Eggs-Daily fame. She is the expert when it comes to all-things-chicken. Besides being a 5th generation chicken keeper, she’s also an author, Master Gardener, an aspiring herbalist, sought-after content contributor, TV personality…I could go on…

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The RYG Christmas Scavenger Hunt 2016 - Redeem Your Ground | www.RYGblog.com

RYG’s Top 5 Christmas Decorating Posts

By Doug Scott

For all of you right-after-Thanksgiving-Christmas-decorating-folks…which I am not…I thought I’d provide you with a single place to find our Top 5 Christmas Decorating Posts. So without further ado, here you go… Chicken Wire Lighted Christmas Balls Our lighted Christmas balls made out of chicken wire is by far the most searched for post we’ve done on…

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March Gardening To-Do's - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

March Gardening To-Do List

By Doug Scott

Alright…it’s March 3rd and Spring is right around the corner! Woopwoop! That said…it’s time to get out there and get ready. Below you’ll find my March Gardening To-Do List. Hopefully you’ll find it helpful! 1. February Gardening To-Do’s Let’s be honest…you were probably a bit too aggressive when you came up with your February gardening to-do list. I…

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Back Yard Triage...5 Tips to Bring Life to Your Outdoor Spaces - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Back Yard Triage: 5 Landscape Design Tips to Bring Life to Your Outdoor Spaces

By Doug Scott

I know…with these hot and humid days we’re still having, you probably don’t want to be outside in your yard for very long. But now is actually the perfect time to think about your yard, because in the fall…which is just around the corner…it will be the perfect time to do something in your yard so…

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Fall Family Activities - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Fall Is In the Air…Time for Fall Family Activities!

By Doug Scott

This past week has been so nice here in Atlanta – we’ve officially turned the calendar to fall and with that have come the cooler temps and breezes that mark the season. So before all the leaves are off the trees and winter’s cold winds take over, I wanted to jot down some of the things that my 3…

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Creamy Asparagus & Roasted Artichoke Soup

By Doug Scott

[So today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Tracy Prather, a great friend and fellow home gardener.  She will be gracing us with some of her delicious recipes from time to time…and today’s Creamy Asparagus & Roasted Artichoke Soup is the first.  I wouldn’t be surprised if her healthy recipes inspired you to…

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How We’ve Redeemed Our Ground … and Will!

By Doug Scott

Winter is a unique time of year for those of us who enjoy spending a lot of time outside in our yards.  This is a common time for organizing our tools and cleaning things up, but it’s also a great opportunity to reflect over the past year’s projects, while looking forward to the next.  As…

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Client Stories

By Justin Powell

CLIENT STORIES Helping you tell the story you want told at home. We all have dreams for what life looks like at home … and our passion is to help you create outdoor spaces that realize those dreams. We believe we do just that … but don’t take our word for it, hear what our…

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