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I hope that this information will help anyone who is thinking of raising broilers and that you enjoy it as much as I do!
Winter Proofing Your Coop - Why and How Winter is a beautiful season. Ice decorates the trees and snow covers the ground. However, if you are not prepared for the wet, cold weather, it can be very stressful for your flock. If there is not enough ventilation in the coop or if it is too damp they could get frostbite on their combs and wattles. An unknown draft in the coop can also lead to frostbite. This can cause so much stress in chickens that it is common for a hen to stop laying for...
Did you know? The Egg Chicken eggs come in many sizes and colors but there is more to this common breakfast food then you might think. 1. Some farmers add marigolds to the feed of their chickens to make the yolks of their eggs a darker yellow. 2. An egg shell can have as many as 17,000 pores all over its surface. 3. Eggs contain lutein which helps prevent cataracts and muscle degeneration. 4. Most eggs are laid between 7 and 11am. 5. Egg yolks are one of the few foods that...
St. Brigid's Chicken Paradise Named after St. Brigid of Ireland, patron saint of poultry! [URL]http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-brigid-of-ireland/[/URL] In the summer of 2013, I hatched a Silver Campine rooster named King. You can read King's story here [URL]https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/faith[/URL] He was lonely, so we bought a Barred Rock pullet from a local farm named Miss Kay. We also ordered 5 chicks from Meyer Hatchery (who I highly recommend). 1 Black Australorp named Violet, 1 Speckled Sussex named...
Rose combs are interesting comb shapes found in breeds like the Wyandotte and the Dominique. These combs are not as tall as the more common single comb making them less likely to get frost bite. But how and why do these breeds have rose combs and is it possible for them to have single combs? Well it is all about genetics. Rose and single combs are inherited as two types of comb on one gene. The traits are not sex-linked and the inheritance pattern is straightforward. Every chicken...
Informational Articles How to Raise Chickens for Meat-Tips and Pictures Did you know-Interesting Chicken Facts Understanding the Rose Comb Trait Winter Proofing your Coop-Why and How Articles About My Flock The Newest Members of the Flock Faith My Oreo Cookie My Coop St. Brigid's Chicken Paradise My Main Member Page Chickenpooplady's Random Chicken Stuff
Rose combs are interesting comb shapes found in breeds like the Wyandotte and the Dominique. These combs are not as tall as the more common single comb making them less likely to get frostbite. But how and why do these breeds have rose combs and is it possible for them to have single combs? Well it is all about genetics. Rose and single combs are inherited as two types of comb on one gene. The traits are not sex-linked and the inheritance pattern is straightforward. Every chicken...
Oreo is a 1 year old Barred Plymouth Rock hen. She is one of my four chickens. Last December my uncle moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio and decided to start a farm. The first thing that he did was buy 68 chicks from Mount Healthy Hatchery. However, he did not have the land for the chickens so I raised them for him in my garage and then garden. They provided an amazing amount of compost and our garden has never been better. Five months later the pullets were ready to go out to the farm. As a...
This is my homemade incubator. Most of the supplies were found in my garage or attic. Supplies for Incubator: - old Styrofoam cooler - work light - 60 watt light bulb (not vanity!!! I tried to use a 40 watt vanity light bulb and I only most burnt the house down!) - chicken wire - towel - mason jars (for a heat sink) - sponge (for humidity) - thermometer/hygrometer - piece of glass (from an old picture) - tin foil - funnel - straws Supplies for egg turner: - egg cartons -...
My Flock In the fall of 2011, my uncle moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio and decided to start a farm. The first thing that he did was buy 68 chicks from Mount Healthy Hatchery. However, he did not have the land for the chickens so I raised them for him in my garage and then garden. They provided an amazing amount of compost and our garden has never been better. Five months later the pullets were ready to go out to the farm. As a thank you for raising the flock my uncle let me keep my four...
King is my newly hatched Silver Campine chick. In the spring of 2013, I received 16 hatching eggs in the mail from Wisher1000. Despite Wisher's wonderful packaging, shipping was really hard on the eggs and King was the only chick to hatch. I was really excited when he started chirping and wiggling in the egg. And then a pip! He continued to wiggling and chirp after he pipped and then the next morning he began zipping! And he is out! Once King was all dry and I knew that the other...
You know... Oreo Oreo is a 1 year old Barred Plymouth Rock hen. and... Mrs. Chicken Mrs. Chicken is a 1 year old Barred Rock hen. and... Cami Cami is a 1 year old Buff Orpington hen. and... Buttercup Buttercup is a 1 year old Buff Orpington. but do you recall the newest members of the flock!?! King King is my young Silver Campine rooster. He is the only chick that I have ever hatched. I was really excited when he started chirping and...
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