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This is my first time incubating quail, and we have our first two babies. I currently have them in a small brooder inside the house under a heat lamp. How long until I can put them in the outside brooder without heat lamp? Mind you I live in...
I have had chickens for the last few years and have lost a couple suddenly, when they were very young. However, I have had full grown hens with incredible luck in health and laying. A few days ago I noticed that my oldest hen Redd was not acting...
In memory of Chica DOB 6/15/18 she died exactly on her two year mark... And on my b'day... Today I lost my best layer and hen. She was so cuddly and such a sweetheart. She had her days but she was always up to cuddling. Please if you can,...
We've been hatching some of our own chicks since December of 2017. We recently had a hatch where one of the chicks took an extra amount of time coming out of the egg. We worried but let her do her thing before stepping in. She hatched and was...
Our lean-to coop and covered run built on to an old shed. We live in the sticks and have all sorts of chicken eating critters to be concerned with, so we set out to build a secure, covered run. Eventually we'll add a bit more uncovered run space...
Does Chicken Keeping Ever Get Boring? Can or does chicken raising ever get dull? I’ve been at this chicken keeping business for years now. I don’t know about you, but when I first began my journey, it seemed as though I couldn’t learn enough...
I looked high and low for Chicken Christmas cards last year. It would be great if the BYC Store would offer them.
If you have too many roosters, a simple solution is starting a rooster flock. A rooster flock is a flock of all roosters, with no hens. Feeding and Watering Your Rooster Flock If you have more than two roosters in your rooster flock, it might be...
After a few months, I've finally finished my coop, and have 6 pullets that call it home.
I am new to chicken keeping and I love this website! There are so many helpful people here!
I designed and built my own coop and run with my dad. The kids painted the inside to make it a happy place for the ladies. It’s easy to clean and access, and it keeps my NY ladies safe in the winter without a heat source.
Hubby outdid himself this time. With a few idea's from one of the Carolina Coops & a coop here called the Taj MaCoop this is the girls new home. Still have some painting to do and would like to build a run just outside the run door for...
This is a narrative of my first ever coop building adventure.
I decided that I needed an outside brooder for all the chicks I have planned to hatch this season and for the 20 I have already hatched. I wanted to keep the cost low and use materials I already had on hand. There were a few things I still needed...
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