Articles from CTChickenMom

There are many people in our chicken world who tote the benefits of the food grade DE. I'm one of them. That said, it is a costly product. I haven't seen a 50 pound bag for less than $60. Now granted, it will last a long time but its hard to come by so on top of the 60 bucks, we need to pay to have it shipped too. Ugghhhh! Last week I was down in my local Agway that happens to be owned by a friend of ours so I say, "Hey Steve, you don't have any food grade DE!" He says to one of his...
The New Brooder! It's done! I have three weeks before the chicks arrive but now I know it's done and ready for the babies! This is the open brooder. It's 3x3x2 feet. My hubby helped to build it. I put handles on it but it's so wide it won't fit out the door! The floor is vinyl but I'm going to put in some nonskid skid backing and then put papertowels over them so the babies won't slide around. This is where my desk once sat. When we moved the desk it pulled the paint off the walls...
Fancy Girls I'd Like to Have Ideally, I'd like to get these girls as chicks or young pullets. Hatching eggs means I could end up with a basket of roos but... ya god'a do what ya god'a do! These are a few breeds I'd really like to have that aren't readily available from hatcheries. If anyone has them or knows someone who does, please let me know! She is a Belgian Bearded de Grubbe Bantam hen. They are the same as Antwerp Bearded Bantams only they are rumpless. The picture comes from...
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