Articles from henny1129

Introduction Whether you're determining what breeds/breed to get for your backyard flock or you're simply reading to learn more about this wonderful breed, I hope you enjoy the article and can learn some valuable things about the Buff Orpington! What is a Buff Orpington? Technically a Buff Orpington is just an Orpington. However, we like to further classify this breed into color categories, which is why we call the Buff Orpington the Buff Orpington, buff describes the color of the...
Introduction Me, like many other BYC’ers, have experienced or are going through a feather picking problem within their flock. In this article I’m going to cover three main points about feather picking: What Is It, How to Prevent It, and How to Cure It. What Is It? Feather picking is an action chickens perform when they have a nutrition deficiency, not enough space in their living quarters/coop, or just out of habit. When feather picking, chickens will pull the feathers off of their...
Chickens are a ton of fun, but there are a few not-so-fun jobs that need to be done if you own chickens, and one of those would be cleaning the coop. I'm no expert, but I would like to share my family's method of keeping the coop clean as well as including some helpful tips I've found on the internet. Tools Before we start the actual cleaning the coop part, it's important to have the correct tools. If we don't, well, the job could be made a lot worse! There's only a few tools needed,...
Hello everyone! Throughout my time here on BYC I have seen a lot of members asking about calm breeds of chickens, so I thought I'd make an article completely dedicated to calm breeds of chickens. I'll always be adding to this article as people give me recommendations of breeds and I discover more calm breeds! 1. Buff Orpington Buff Orpingtons are a favorite among many backyard chicken keepers. They are often described as "dogs" because they will follow you everywhere. They are great...
About year and a half ago we went to TSC to pick out chicks, but we also came home with four ducklings. Honestly, we didn't know anything about ducks, but they were so cute and we, of course, couldn't help it! The point of this article is to be a bio of they're lives and to give you some information on ducks, so here we go. 1. Like I said earlier, we had planned on getting chicks so when we got the chicks and ducklings we already had a brooder set up. We didn't know anything about...
My flock may be small but all the chickens sure do have their own special personalities and I would like to take the time to share them with you! Moo Cow ~ Buff Orpington Moo Cow is by far my favorite chicken! I know, I know, I shouldn’t have favorites, but I do. Anyways, when we got Moo Cow she was in bad shape (covered with poop and limping), so we brought her inside and give her a lot of baths and made sure her foot wasn’t hurt to bad. She ended up becoming super tame and a great...
Hello everyone! Through my time on BYC I have made some great friends and met some amazing people and I just want to take the time to recognize all of them. I'm sure that I'll still be meeting tons of great people, so I'll be sure to add new friends as regularly as possible! @Mountain Peeps , Sarah is such a sweet, kind, and Godly girl! She's always there to pray for your situation and is friendly to every member of the community. She's very knowledgable about chickens and is willing...
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