Articles from cluckcluckgirl

Note: this article is based purely off my own experience. Results may vary, however, I swear by these treatments. I'm all for fixing any problems my chickens have with a cost-effective option. Surprisingly, most of my findings were accidental, but my results were astounding. These remedies have helped me and all my flock, as I hope they will help you and yours. Garlic This one herb has helped me more times than I can count. It has properties to fight off infections and diseases, but...
The question is asked many times, "What's wrong with my chicken?" Not that there's anything wrong with that question, in fact, it is a perfectly fine question to ask. We all have asked that before, but hopefully this article can lead you in the right direction as to what exactly is wrong with you chicken. Please note- This article is only intended as a guide. Further research is encouraged. My chicken is puffed up and walking funny This symptom is very common in that of an egg-bound...
As fall evolves into winter, winter into spring, spring into summer, and so on, your coop may require modifications for each season. Your coop, which has been converted to maximize the comfort for your flock, needs to be altered for each new season. Winter Snow is falling, and inside you're nice and toasty. But what about your chickens? To keep your ladies happy and warm when it's cold outside, follow these tips: Install insulation. Make sure that no bare insulation is exposed, as chickens...
Anatomy, while not something often thought of, is a major part of a chicken. Many people know where their own heart, lungs, stomach, and other body organs are located, but few know where a chicken's body organs are. Knowing the location of different parts of a chicken can help you identify illnesses and potential problems. Of course, a hen's body will be slightly different than a rooster's. It's a bit harder to get pictures of the inside of a chicken, so please excuse my lack of pictures....
While I'll admit that I didn't carefully plan out all the details to my first batch of chickens, sometimes it can really help to plan it out. The news spreads fast that if you want the best eggs, look no farther than your own backyard! Hence, many people buy chickens initially for their eggs. However, there are many other purposes for chickens that may suit you well. Egg Laying Among one of the most popular reasons to get chickens is for their egg production. It's a very rewarding...
In late March of this year, I bought an incubator because it was an amazing deal. Of course, being as impatient as I am, I started it up soon. I gathered together 7 eggs from my hens and rooster who really does his job. After a few days, I was discouraged because a couple eggs had stopped developing for an unknown reason. 2 more stopped developing a few days later. Around day 18, another 2 stopped. I had only 1 egg left, and it would rock and pip. This last egg was my only chance of...
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...
The difference in knowledge between chicken owners and non-chicken owners is like the difference between night and day. I walked into the wonderful world of chicken owning believing many stereotypes and myths about them. But in the now 4 years of owning them, I've learned much from and about them. Chickens stereotypes I originally thought that chickens were dumb and cowardly. Hence why someone who was a coward could be called "chicken", right? That's not true for many of my birds. In...
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