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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...
If you have pullets, you are wondering when they should start laying, but how do you know they are ready to lay or already are laying. If you think your pullets are close to laying you have to look for these clues. 1: Red face with big comb and...
This is a list of everything you can feed a chicken. Anything on this list is worth a try.
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.
CHICKEN WISDOM This journey with chickens began as a surprise really. My neighbors built a house the next field over and soon had chickens free-ranging in their yard. After observing them for a winter, one day I asked my neighbor if I could...
A chicken that is not provided with adequate enrichment and mental stimulation will be more inclined towards problem behaviors. Feather pecking, bullying, egg eating and even cannibalism are almost always a result of chickens that are confined...
Eggs are amazing things. We often take them for granted, but you won't after you read this article!
Buff Orpington's are one of the favorite breeds of BackYard chicken owners. They are beautiful with a nice personality and winter hardiness.
In the first year of our marriage, Dear Husband received this hen-scratch conception in a love letter that proposed we build a coop sometime next year. He got it done much sooner than I had anticipated! Our house and property (home built in...
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...
Ten Reasons You Should Spend Ten Extra Minutes With Your Flock Every Day Let’s be honest: In the summer, when it’s hot and humid, it can sometimes discourage us from spending as much time with our flock as we normally would. However, the summer...
A Mildly Entertaining Sharing of Training City Man to behave!
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.
Today many urban chickens are not able to free range, they are confined to a run. Many people do not have enough space to let there chickens free range, or they want there chickens to be safe from predators. Some chickens must stay in a run so...
After a cross-country relocation that required total liquidation of my previous flock, we were finally ready to get started on a new coop/run and flock in our new home (so fortunate to have found landlords that are open to just about anything,...
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