Articles from dermerchickens

I was REALLY hoping as a first time chicken raiser, I could keep it clean enough, and give the right care. I thought I was doing great, until I saw wet diarrhea-like poop. (Ewww!) and blood in regular looking poop, well regular besides the blood. I knew I needed to treat or be prepared to lose probably all my flock. :( So on the treatment, we are natural, the whole point in chickens was mainly eggs, not just any eggs, GMO free eggs, organic eggs. So today we decided the treatment as soon...
I have two Cochins, Frodo and Sam! They are both named from the hobbit. They are 7 weeks old and I got them at a chicken swap! Here is some pictures of Frodo: I just love this picture! Frodo's expression is funny looking!! Frodo likes bananas, bread and watermelon a lot and I just love his neck and head coloring! Sam: Sam is the more easy-going one of the two. He also likes bananas, bread and watermelon and I love his coloring too!! Here is one of them together: I think this is my...
I got five pure White Leghorns at a chicken swap, Mr. Fly is one of them. He is 7 weeks old and has some ah-mazing wattles! Mr. Fly cuddled up in my shirt one day! He was so cute! I love it when the little chicks chest-bump, they are cute! Mr. Fly and his flock of four (one Leghorn, and two Cochins) kill for watermelon! They see the piece land in their midst, and it's every chick for itself! Mr.Fly and the others have been free-ranging and living with the 12 week flock since 4 weeks! They...
Do your chickens always run away from you? Do they not come up to you like you hear all the others do? It's time to fix that! Here I'll tell you how I am slowly taming my chickens, and what I have learned along the way. Step 1. Start with feeding and watering time, when you give them the daily feed and water, try and stay by it for a bit to see if they'll come close to you, if they do, just stay still. You want to gain trust first. Not so anytime you try and catch one, it runs, but once...
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