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This is an assisted hatching guide for all poultry. It will walk you through what you need for and how to do an assisted hatch for all species of poultry, as well as what to do to assist malpositioned babies.
So, this story starts with my neighbors wanting to get rid of an old dilapidated boat. She just wanted it out of their yard. It had a good motor and trailer (which my dear darling hubby was happy to take off their hands) and the boat floated...
A year ago I started my chicken venture. My Dear Husband, in all his doubting, was happy to finance my insanity. Me, armed with my Green Horn Book of Knowledge, felt that every flock should have a rooster. After all, everyone knows a hen wont...
This is a list of everything you can feed a chicken. Anything on this list is worth a try.
Buff Orpington's are one of the favorite breeds of BackYard chicken owners. They are beautiful with a nice personality and winter hardiness.
Advice on how to integrate your chicken flock Integrating your flock can be very difficult is some cases. It’s not as easy as just sticking your chickens together- in most cases. A few times, some docile breeds such as cochins or...
I live in Northern California and breed welsummers, so I thought I would make a page dedicated to them. Welsummers are gentle, curious, and friendly chickens - but they are not lap chickens. My rooster, Moose, is a fantastic protector, great...
Most flock owners keep hens as either pets, or for their eggs, the latter being the highest priority.
We've been amazed at how many common every-day sayings originated from people who owned and raised chickens.
Why are my hens not laying? Some common causes.
Sometimes, in spite of our efforts to provide a nice clean spot for our feathered friends to deposit the rent in, we'll get a dirty egg or two.
I used to think guinea fowl were just chickens with polka dots, but nothing is further from the truth! Guinea fowl are quite a bit different from chickens in appearance and behaviour. In this article, I will try to outline in what ways guinea...
Eggs are amazing things. We often take them for granted, but you won't after you read this article!
I actually don't recall what caused me to log in to my old BYC account back on that day in February. All I know is that I remember exploring @TroyerGal 's chat thread as a stalker and thinking, "What a wonderful community of friends!" Little did...
Many of a start with just a few chickens and then quickly learn that we want to add more to the flock. Here's how to do that properly and safely
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