Articles from ChicKat

NEW 8/8/15 Here is new information - August 2015 that makes a case to NOT vaccinate for Marek's [URL]http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/tthis-chicken-vaccine-makes-virus-dangerous/#.VcDVsqtnVq0.facebook[/URL] Gail Damerow spends a couple of pages on this in her book: the Chicken Health Handbook "..............Chicks hatched from survivors of disease exposure are particularly hearty and may carry maternal antibodies that give them further immunity." p12 Here's another valuable quote from...
2014-09-19 - Good-Bye - for now - This blog has grown too large with words and pictures to be able to edit with the technology I have. Thanks for all your support and comments.... Look for a new blog - Jottings II sometime in the future. :O) 2014-7-18 - Nice reprieve - Temperatures in the 70's and lately over 9-inches of rain! This is phenomenal to someone who has been ind drought for a number of years. When I lived in the desert our annual rainfall was just under 6-inches. But the...
ChicKat's Notes on the Chicken Adventure started in 2011 Two hoop coops made from cattle panels with tarp roofs, and one hoop coop under construction. The large chainlink enclosure still there -- had a couple of tarp re-roof jobs in the past 2-years, but the original cattle panel hoop coop built by Mr. Juan Hernandez back in the ranchin' days - has the original tarp and is still holding up strong. -- two 100-yard poultry netting -- and down to 5 active coops right now. -- There is an Isbar...
2017-0-5-04 - Perfect Chick - Today is hatch day. Last hatch day of the Spring breeding season -- Last night, not even a pip -- today I wake up and find a lavender-brown (Isabel) in the Brinsea mini. This baby worked the night shift. There are 7 other eggs. One of which was dropped during candling and taped with scotch tape, two or three of which had zero air cell. All the more reasons this baby is a welcome sight. 2017-04-28 - Quick Update - Another hatch day is today --- and here...
moved from homepage to consolodate--- Coop criteria for me: 1. Predator proof 2. Durable 3. Easy to clean 4. I can build (assemble) it myself 5. I can move it myself (solo) 6. I can pack up the whole thing and take to someone's house to 'baby sit' while I am on vacation or traveling 7. Warm in winter, cool in summer Like so many other Eglu owners, I am very pleased with the Eglu, the engineering, the ease of cleaning, the practicality. Chickens seem to like it too. Practical way...
This page has references and resources--- and now links....... For Vet help with your chickens if you don't have access to a local vet who handles poultry: A vet I wish I had known about is 'The Chicken Doctor', Dr. Peter J. Brown. He will do a call back for $25 and the fee would be waived if you ended up buying meds from their site. (I figure sometimes I would need a medication anyway, and if I can talk to an expert poultry vet, all the better, I'd be happy to purchase from them. )...
I am excited for my friend about her very cool Eglu Cube. Im also putting some "testamonials" about Eglu products here in order to help someone if they are wondering if an Eglu would work for their needs. The roof will slide and after unlatching, the back door will come off. The two orange trays are the poop trays. Easy cleaning is such an asset. Along with no annual painting maintenance. Attached run has skirting to deter predators. One thing that is particularly appealing to me...
when I started this..... it seems the only way to update was via comment. So--- comments below are the 'accumulated' things learned.
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