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Raising baby chicks. What to do and what not to do. When it comes to raising baby chicks we know how hard that can be. I'm going to give you a few tips on how to make your experience more enjoyable and less regrettable. First let me tell you it can be very easy to take care of baby chicks, and then it can be hard. You need the right equipment in order for it to be easy. First the brooder~ Remember the expression "Home sweet home?" Would we want to have an odd shaped home? For example an...
Buying chickens- What breeds are right for you? Buying chickens is super exciting, knowing that you'll be raising them for a purpose... whether it's for egg laying, meat or show. But we all know it's not just that simple. First, we have to do lots of research to decide which breeds are right for us. This article will offer some pointers to possibly make your job a bit easier for you. Selecting the right breeds for you~ Best egg laying breeds- There are many great egg laying breeds out...
Buying Chickens- What to look for? When buying chickens, whether it's for the first time or not, we all get excited. We know though that it requires research and sometimes that can take a lot of time. In this article, I have combined almost all of the basic information you need to get started. In my last article I discussed getting the right breeds for you, now I'm going to discuss what to look for when buying new chickens. I'll go through these questions: How to tell if the birds you are...
Hello. :frow I have a flock of 20 chickens including; roosters, hens, cocks, and pullets. But I'm not not going to tell you about any of them today, today I'm going to tell you about Lila and Lulu, and their story of friendship. Lulu and Lila are Lavender Cochins. These two have been together ever since chicks... Plus they were all each other had, well as someone they knew. I got Lulu and Lila from my local feed store. I went there that day to place in a special order for six baby chicks,...
Yeah! I finally was able to incubate and order some baby chicks that Iv been wanting to have for a long time! Some of them are specific breeds, and others have a special meaning. First let me tell you their names and breeds. Ordered~ Giselle~ Easter Egger Autumn~ Brown Leghorn Peaches~ Salmon faverolle We got Giselle, because our only Americana died due to an unknown cause. Iv been wanting green eggs ever since, but just haven't gotten any more Americanas. We got Autumn because our two...
Hello! I thought I'd share some pictures with you all of my little bantam flock. There is seven in all. First off is Stella and Dolla. Stella is a Porcelain d'Uccle and Dolla is a Golden Sebright. These two are the sweetest things and love to hop on my hand when I've got bread. :P Next is Chip. He's an Easter Egger bantam. He also loves to jump on me when I have bread, but he also loves to snuggle up on me when I don't have any treats at all. He's always been very affectionate and would...
An informative article to help you get some suggestions for your coop.
Our little miracle flock~~~ I've had chickens for a long time now, well not that long. But you know at first when I got them, I thought chickens were just stupid birds, like everyone who doesn't have them. Turns out I was very wrong, you know I find chickens so fascinating! The more I learn about them, the more I love them! I have 12 hens, 1 Rooster, and 4 pullets. We let them free roam everyday for about 2 hours so they can get bugs and act like normal, healthy, happy chickens. Now we have...
I want to tell you about my beautiful, sweet, and soft lavender Cochins. I got them at my local feed store, I had originally planned on ordering some Easter Eggers, but the ones I wanted I could not get, so of course I couldn't go home empty handed. I then saw that they had some lavender Cochin chicks, and they were the cutest and most softest babes I think I've ever seen or held! Our two Cochin chicks a couple days after we got them. We decided to give them names, we call the lighter one...
Hello, to everyone. :) Thought you'd like like to know what they have grown to look like. They are about 8 weeks now. Four of them have turned out to be cockerels, we have decided to keep two including one of the miracle babies. I'll tell the story of why we call them miracle babies after I show you the pics. Oh by the way there are three miracle chicks and three store bought chicks. Here is Penny (Now Henry) a Barred Rock, Buff Orpington mix. Lucee (Now Lucca) a Barred Rock, Buff...
A fun informative article on the wide variety of beautiful chicken breeds in the world!
Hello all. :frow I have been around for a bit over a year now and I can't tell you all how much I love his site and the great people on it! Over the time that I have been here I have made some great friends and I want to tell you all about them. @Alexandra33 Amari is such a wonderful person! We met on a chat thread and started taking about our chickens and from there our friendship blossomed. We both have watched our chicks grow up with each other and I love chatting with her. Amari has...
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