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Here are some frequently asked questions with answers about how to raise chickens in your very own backyard. What kind of coop should I get? There are so many types of chicken coops. Since your chickens will be living in your backyard, I would suggest getting a smaller coop, for you probably won't have too many chickens. It will need a run, because chickens need room to graze. It will need a nesting box, as a place for them to lay their eggs. It will need some kind of perch, because...
My Little Flock of Easter Eggers: we had a photo shoot today :) Buttons, 20 weeks. She found her way into my flower bed this morning. I had to snap a few pics before putting her back in her pen because she looked so cute, until she began eating all my flowers. Buttons Buttons Buttons Buttons Buttons Buttons is looking right into the camera, after this picture she pecked the camera lens. Buttons joined her sisters in this crazy contraption I made...
So, you decided to get chicks (or chickens) because they are so cute and you can have your own eggs! Well, you should really think before you act. Here are some things to think about before actually getting your feathered little friends: 1. Where do you live? -Chickens need room to graze, so if you think you can just buy any old coop and leave them in there, think again. If you have a limited amount of outdoor space then chickens might not be the best pet for you. If you do have a...
This is Buttercup. We have had a special bond ever since I got her from a local farm when she was just two days old. Buttercup and I are just the closest friends. I couldn't ask for a better hen. Now, she is 20 weeks old and has laid seven large green eggs, and they are just delicious. Since she was little, Buttercup always stood out. She was then chick who wanted all the attention, and had to eat all the food, and dirty up all the water bowls. She wanted it all. I got three Easter...
This is Buttercup and her sister Buttons, they are 19 week old Easter Eggers. I got them from a local farm when they were just a day old. Now, these two cuties have laid a blue and pink egg for me! Buttercup. She is the head chicken, and loves to boss around her sisters. Buttercup is always exited to see me, and can't wait to be pet and played with. Her favorite treat is bird seeds. She always goes crazy when I throw the bird food into her pen. Buttons. She is the friendliest...
Hi, I am a fifteen year old girl, and after spending two weeks on a farm in Vermont, I fell in love with the chickens I had to take care of. When I came home, I begged my mother for many months to let me get a few chickens. Finally, she gave in and on March 9th we went to a local farm and bought three Easter Egger chicks. I only wish that we too lived on a farm, however we do not. For the first many weeks of their lives, my precious chicks lived in my bathtub. Somehow, they managed to wake...
My little flock of three Easter Egger hens. Buttercup Buttons Brownie Buttercup Brownie Buttons, and my dog in the background
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