Articles from earthnut

Some problems my chickens have had and how I treated them ~ Mini was born with many problems: she was small and pale, and had pasty butt, button navel, and had bits of shell membrane stuck to her. There was a short spike in temperature a few days before hatching which may have caused her problems. Her brother was born perfectly healthy! She is now nearly grown, and other than still having problems with poo sticking to her butt feathers, is very healthy. "cut off" and the dark areas around...
Egg Colors of Chickens ~ or ~ About my Avatar I've gotten several questions about my avatar. Here I will answer them. Have another question? Feel free to PM me. Are those eggs yours? No, but they may be one day! I got pictures of eggs off the web and arranged them. What breeds are those? Clockwise, starting with the white: 1. Leghorn 2. Light brown layer, like Barred Rock 3. Medium brown layer, like Rhode Island Red 4. Marans 5. Cross between 4 and 8 6. Cross between 3 and 8 7. Cross...
Welcome to Caitlin's Coop! About me: I've always loved animals, but don't have any experience with farm animals. I've wanted chickens for years, especially ones that lay blue or dark brown eggs. After chickens I want a miniature goat for milk and cheese! I got two easter egger hens in the fall of '07, Meter and Tap. On Dec 12, 2007, my two eggs from the local university embryology class hatched! The roo, "Mr. Fluffy", went to a friend's farm and we kept the hen, a tailless white leghorn...
The Blue Chicken Project Someday, when I have the space, I'd love to breed an ALL-BLUE chicken! I'd like it to have blue (and splash and black) feathers, black/grey skin and bones, turquoise earlobes, blue eggs, and blue or black (?) eyes. I'd also like it to have a single comb and a clean head, if possible. I'd probably start by crossing Silkies (preferably single-combed) with Ameraucanas, then perhaps add some Ayam Cemani, South American landraces, and/or blue-eyed individuals. If you...
Loading...

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: