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In a mad frenzy of enthusiasm - that's how we seem to dive into the world of raising chickens. It is so exciting – and scary! For most of us first came the idea, then the research. Questions, answers (sometimes conflicting), ideas and visions...
This is a list of everything you can feed a chicken. Anything on this list is worth a try.
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...
Eggs are amazing things. We often take them for granted, but you won't after you read this article!
There are a lot of different opinions on roosters. Some people hate them and think them the devil, some think that roosters can never be our friends or pets, some think that they're unintelligent, some think that it's disrespectful to hold/pet a...
Approximately 2% of all chicken eggs has some defect, ranging from minor, barely noticeable faults to downright alarming deformities.
Buff Orpington's are one of the favorite breeds of BackYard chicken owners. They are beautiful with a nice personality and winter hardiness.
Everyone who has a small flock of chickens should raise mealworms, not because chickens need them, but because they love them.
Pic by suzyQlou I was asked to repost this thread, but with the new system it is gone, so I will do it as an article. I am not a biologist, or a specialist of any kind, and I am still learning after all these years. First, let's do some...
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 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.
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...
Keeping a rooster can be fun and rewarding, and they are often great additions to the flock, and beautiful to boot. However, there is a lot of misinformation floating around about them, and several very persistent myths. So, what's true and...
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...
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