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Just as school officials often overlook the importance of dealing with the victim of bullying in a school situation, we chicken folk often neglect the importance of dealing with the victim of bullying in our flocks. We get distracted by the...
Your chickens are probably pets, and like any good pet owner, you want to give them treats. Here's a list of great treats for your favorite chicken (as well as some to avoid).
In the normal course of events free range chickens move around their territory as a group. The focal point of these groups is the senior rooster and the hens keep within earshot of the rooster in order to hear any warning calls he may give. There...
Eggs are amazing things. We often take them for granted, but you won't after you read this article!
Hens have been laying eggs, sitting on them and and hatching them for centuries without human interference. Considering their ancestors the jungle fowl still manage to maintain a reasonably healthy species population despite the hens nesting on...
Experiment to see what type of roost material chickens prefer.
Buff Orpington's are one of the favorite breeds of BackYard chicken owners. They are beautiful with a nice personality and winter hardiness.
Approximately 2% of all chicken eggs has some defect, ranging from minor, barely noticeable faults to downright alarming deformities.
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.
Like many, I started with just a couple chickens. Each year I get a couple more and I don't think that will change any time soon. With that in mind, it was time to upgrade my little coop. My original Coop ~~>...
This is an explanation of what is happening each day as a chicken embryo develops, complete with candling pictures. The egg I am using is a silver spangled spitzhauben. Definitions you may need: Vitteline membrane: The membrane that surrounds...
All the details of how I designed and built my own "modern & modular" chicken house almost entirely by myself with minimal carpentry skills.
Selection criteria for a good flock rooster.
A guide to understanding and dealing with roosters and their behaviour
You really need the right breeds/birds, the right rooster or dominant hen, the right place, the right dog, the right perimeter fencing(if in town), the right hide outs/duck and cover places and the right attitude. Right breeds/birds~birds that...
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