Articles from Chicken Girl1

Sometimes we can have too many eggs from our flock. This article gives some great ideas on what you can do with your extra eggs.
Choosing a names for your new chickens can be rather intimidating work or down right discouraging. You want to give a perfect name to match your new cuddly chick or grown Chicken with dignity . There are so many names you can choose from, but which do you choose? One way that really helps to narrow it down is by finding a theme: Color theme, Begins with the letter B theme, Flower theme, royalty theme, Disney theme, names from your favorite Book, TV show, or movie can really help also....
Egg Jokes Q: What did the evil chicken lay? Q: Why couldn't the hen find her eggs? A: Deviled eggs! A: Because she mislaid them Q: What did the chicken say when it...
Cochins Cochins came from China in the 19th Century. They were recognized by the APA in 1874. They were originially called the Shanghai which was the same term used for another feather legged breed, the Brahma. They are reported to be low egg producers of small tinted to light brown eggs. They are robust and cold hardy, weighing an average 8.5 lbs. (BYC's description of the breed) Below are listed (along with photos) the possible colors your Cochin could be. (Some of the colors are...
One of the cons of backyard chicken keeping is being faced with the decision to euthanize your animal. As a first time chicken keeper or an oldie, who hasn’t crossed this bridge, you will have a couple of questions on the subject. When should I euthanize a bird? How should I go about it? Both these questions will be answered, hopefully aiding you in this tough situation. First off what is euthanasia? Definition of euthanasia: the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of...
Keeping backyard chickens is a wonderful thing to do. It has great experiences you can live and lessons that you can learn. On top of that you get eggs out of your pets and your eating healthier, what gets better then that? But there are a few things you can do to make it pleasant for all involved. 1. Fencing is a neighbor saver. Though you like to free-range your chickens and give a healthy happy life be sure you a ready to do it. Before letting your girls out to...
So you have decided to raise chickens for eggs and are stumped on how to start your flock. This article gives you the different options on how to begin your flock with pros and cons for each way. Hopefully it will help you to find the best way for you to start your chicken owning adventure. Hatching Eggs Pros: Hatching eggs that you have bought is a wonderful learning experience to have and moreover satisfying. Not only is it satisfying but the chicks tend to be more friendly when...
Fall Photo Shoots It is the beautiful season of Fall, my favorite time of year, and the hens are having fun in the cool weather. If you don't know about my flock I have 14 hens, different breeds and ages. I make a list real quick before I start pouring out all the photos . Hawk - Black Australorp - 5 1/2 years Samoa - Black Australorp - 5 1/2 years Sally - White Rock - 4 years Daisy - White Rock - 4 years Nel - Rhode Island Red - 4 years Badger -...
Well its that time of year.........grass is green...........trees have leaves.......... gardens come alive.............and crazy chicken people get chicks . I got my newest chicks March 23 and they are now a little over 6 weeks old. They've been living outside for about 2 weeks and are being slowly integrated into the big coop. Yesterday was a beautiful day so I got the camera out and some fun . Before I drown you in pictures I will introduce the newbies: Chipmunk Jr. (called Chip) - My...
Throughout the year we always are happy to collect the amazing the littles gifts our hens lay for us. But when a day comes and you only found a few eggs (if any at all) instead of the usual amount, we start to ask the age old question, "Why are my hens not laying?" Here I have written the most common reasons your flock has decreased in its egg production, be it sickness or natural reasons. Molting Molting is probably the second most common reason for decrease in egg...
Hello and Welcome to my Article about chicken myths and truths! Many myths make people hesitate before getting chickens even though most are untrue. In this article you will see many myths about chickens and then the truth on the matter. Myth: Hens need roosters to lay eggs. False. Though many people believe this it is false. You need a rooster to have fertile eggs but the hen lays her eggs regularly with or without a rooster. (a SLW hen laying an egg) Myth: Chickens are stupid animals....
There are so many great BYC members, that I would like to share a few with you and what they do for this community! Wyandottes7 This member is a huge part of BYC. Not only does Wyandottes7 greet almost every new member but they also give them great advice and make them feel at home. They are often found either in the New Member Introductions or What Breed Or Gender is This?. This member is such a help and a great part of BYC they have been given the BYC Friend badge! Now I just want to...
I bought some mixed pullet chicks from TSC on March 19th. They are growing up so fast I can't believe it! This is my 5th time raising chicks and my 3rd time getting them from TSC. I just wanted to share them with ya'll . Here are the first few pictures I took of them around 5 days old. Shirley Group shots Here are some updated pictures from Saturday! Merry (Black Australorp) Black sex link Shirley (Partridge rock) She's a mix :-( Winter (I'm not sure on breed) Black Australorp Nora...
Well, I gave in to chicken math and bought more March chicks this year to add to my flock of 13, they've been laying for almost a month now, so I decided it was high to make an update page of my newest little peeps. It's March 19th and me and my mom are driving home from TSC with our newly bought chicks, we get home and immediately put them in the premade brooding area. There are 6 little black balls of fluff running around, to cute to describe! Winter the Black Australorp...
Here is my 2nd article about amazing BYC members! Theoldchick Theoldchick is an awesome photographer! The pictures she takes are amazing! She is such a lively person you can't help liking her! She is mostly chatting with people and sharing things she know, but you will also see her giving great advice and helping out. She is often found spending time in the What is this chicken thinking? thread. Thanks Theoldchick for being a part of BYC! Drumstick diva Drumsitck diva is all together...
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