Articles from cluckcluckgirl

Bumble foot is an infection in a bird's foot that, if left untreated, can lead to crippledness or death.
Just as many chicken owners discover, chickens and other feathered friends may molt in the summer or fall. Some molting may be light enough so that it is barely even noticeable, but you may go in the chicken coop one morning or evening to what looks like a pillow explosion. Either way, this is perfectly normal during molting. However, during a molt, you may also need to help your birds get the proper nutrition. Here are some tips to help your flock during a molt. Be sure to supply them with...
It's something just about all chickens work and figure out- the pecking order. Now what exactly is the pecking order, is it necessary, and should you encourage it? First, lets take a look at what the pecking order is. The pecking order is a ranking among chickens in a flock to see who is higher up in the order than others. Commonly, two chickens come up to each other, flare their feathers, bump into each other, and try to look tall, and the first one to walk off is lower in the pecking...
We bought Ginger and her friend Chester as pullets from a feed store. They were 2 of the 10 first chicks we ever raised. I came to learn that Ginger is a Partridge Plymouth Rock after I thought she didn't look like your everyday Rhode Island Red, and it turns out she's not! While I was putting Ginger in the brooder we had prepared for them, Ginger flew from my hand about 9" away from the bottom of the brooder. Poor Ginger was at the bottom of the pecking order as a young pullet, and was...
So many of us know that there are many breeds of chickens, but which one is right for your flock? In this article, I will not be able to mention every chicken breed, but I will try to mention some of the main or popular chicken breeds. Ameraucana Eggs/week- about 3 Egg color- blue Cold hardy- yes Comb- pea Broodiness- average Behavior- can be...
As the fall and winter months roll in, daytime and egg production decreases. In addition to the daylight decrease, other factors may affect your chickens' egg production as well. You may ask yourself, "What is it about the daylight difference and this time of year that slows egg production?" or "How can I increase my chickens' egg production?" The solutions are relatively easy and has boosted my chickens egg production by a large margin. So what about daylight? Chickens require 14 hours of...
For those chicken owners who live in cold or windy regions, the thought of insulating your chicken coop has probably crossed your mind. You also may have asked yourself, "Why should I put time and labor into it when I have chickens that are capable of surviving extreme weather conditions?" or "How do I insulate it and how much would it cost?" It may be easier than you think. First of all, you may want to measure the dimensions of your coop that way you know how much insulation to buy. You...
If you are considering whether or not to raise chickens, what the disadvantages of raising them are, as well as the benefits of raising them are, this article could be of much help.
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