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One thing that all chicken enthusiasts, old and new alike, can relate to, is the trouble that arises when trying to decide which type of chicken to get. It always happens, whether it’s your first time choosing your chickens, or just that time of year for the annual chick order. The breed you pick could be based simply on likes, such as the ones with frizzy feathers, funny combs or feathered feet. But there’re some things you should consider when looking through the hatchery catalogs (or...
Tame chickens are no doubt something important for most of us. I personally hate few things worse than a chicken that starts squawking and flying everywhere at my presence. That being said, it’s not always an easy or convenient task to tame your birds. Especially when you’re bringing home new birds from a previous owner who didn’t care about his bird’s behavior and you now have to deal with a particularly wild creature. Let’s look at a few methods for taming down chickens. Chicks: Taming...
People keep their chickens in as many different setups as you could possibly imagine. And no doubt it can be a task deciding what route you're going to follow. Certainly, some are better than others, even though “what works, works.” Here, I’m going to share with you the very best of them all. It may not work in all situations, of course, but it is probably the most versatile, and if it can be utilized by yourself, then you should 100% try it! We’ll refer to it as “stationary rotational...
In this article I would like to share some things that you may want to consider before getting into chickens. Chickens can be lots of fun, entertaining us with their funny antics and different personalities. In addition to this they can provide us with healthy eggs and meat and are one of the easiest of all livestock to raise, also requiring the least amount of space among most livestock. But like everything in life, there are always things that are less that ideal....
Describe 'consider-these-things-before-getting-chickens' here In this article I would like to share some things that you may want to consider before getting into chickens. Chickens can be lots of fun, entertaining us with their funny antics and different personalities. In addition to this they provide us with healthy eggs and meat and are one of the easiest of all livestock to raise, also requiring the least amount of space among livestock....
Chicken breeds - How to choose a breed for your backyard flock- Bantams vs Standards One thing that all chicken enthusiasts, old and new alike, can relate to, is the trouble that arises when trying to decide which type of chicken to get. It always happens, whether it’s your first time choosing your chickens, or just that time of year for the annual chick order. The breed you pick could be based simply on appearance, such as the ones...
This is something that’s not a very popular topic, for some odd reason. But I believe it’s a very important one, nonetheless. Especially because of the increasing occurrence of irresponsible breeding which is degrading the species. Chickens, as insignificant as they may seem to some, should be preserved and improved by their propagators. Selection is indispensable when aiming at improvement and preservation, while improvement and preservation are indispensable for the species and the people...
Describe 'Encouraging Broodiness In Your Hens' here Anyone who raises chickens but hasn’t yet experienced a momma hen raising her chicks is really missing out on one of the greatest aspects of this endeavor! If you haven’t, then you really need to!!! It will open up a whole new window in your flock. Watching chickens may be entertaining to some, but watching a group of chicks being raised to adult-hood by their momma is so much more fun, interesting, cute and captivating. From...
Describe 'my-chicken-raising-story' here This is a compilation of stories from my chicken raising experience. Hopefully you can learn something from this story and enjoy the reading. My family had recently moved to the country, so coming from the city I knew very little about chickens. I was around eight years old when I got my first chickens. They were a mix of mutt bantams, an old English...
Describe 'some ways to keep your flock' here Chickens, with their small size and simple requirements for care; make them ideal livestock for almost any environment. Here we are going to look at some options for housing and raising them....
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