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Knowing how to properly quarantine chickens is a important part of poultry keeping. Whether you have a sick bird, or are bringing in new chicken(s) , it is important to quarantine to reduce the risk of bringing a new disease in, or letting an existing one spread. THE INSIDE ENCLOSURE ________________________ A garage or basement is a good place to quarantine a sick bird as long as it is not by the chicken coop. A large dog crate or rabbit hutch makes a good quarantine enclosure. I used a...
This is a page dedicated to my sweet & funny little RSL, Roxy. I got Roxanne from my mom's friend and her husband in April 2015, Roxy was their last laying hen, and they wanted to start off with a fresh batch of laying chicks. So after church one Sunday I was asked if I wanted to take the lone hen, or if I didn't they would cull her. I asked my parents if I could take her, and they replied yes. Little did I know what kind of goofy little chicken I had accepted. One of Roxy's first...
1. Farm-fresh eggs have a have a beautiful golden-orange color. Store bought eggs are pale yellow. 2. Farm-fresh eggs taste better from the hens varied died most often including grass and bugs. The hens who lay store bought eggs are most often just fed a commercial layer feed. 3. A couple studies have shown that farm-fresh eggs are lower in cholesterol than store bought eggs. Those are my top 3 reasons why farm-fresh eggs eggs are better looking, tasting, and for you than there store...
I started my chicken adventure in June 2013. I NEVER EVER thought I would get chickens but here I am over a year later with 6 lovely hens who are just as much pets to me as my dog or cats. This is a collection of photos and facts about my chickens. When I first brought them home as 2 week old balls of fluff with some feathers to. ( The odd red light is from their infrared light bulb. ) First time outside. Name: Snow White Breed: White Rock Age: Almost 1 1/2 Personality: Snow White is a...
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