Articles from HobbyChic

I'm new at this.....Bought 10 3or4 week olds,straight run(?) cross between Amercauan and Cocklin (spelling correctly?) Really adorable with the feathers on feet. Now their 8 weeks old and living in my garage because chicken coop is not secure yet... couple more days. I'm pretty sure what sex some are but verdict is still out on others. Probably my pets will be the roosters. Maybe have 2 or 3. Is there an easy way to tell other then I'm guessing by the comb? Anyway, this has not been a...
I have four cochin hens and the man "Deufuss". I get two eggs a day, even thru the winter, sometimes 4 eggs but mostly two. The two rescue chickens don't lay at all maybe one egg every 2 months. What is wrong with these girls? The four cochins and roo I raised from peeps. The other two came from a flock that was wiped out. The red isn't too bad but the black and white is a real "B". She rules the roost and the rooster. And doesn't lay. They free range and also beg for treats. My cochins are...
I started out last April with 20 chicks unsexed. Ended up with 6 roosters so I placed them with friends. Ran out of friends. Havd to give a hen with one rooster. Down now to Deufuss (my gorgeous Cochin Rooster) and 4 of his girls- Henny Penny, B.B, Ghost (grey) and Chicken Little ( the smallest). Then came 3 hens from a flock that had gotten wiped out by predators. One red and two speckled cross with Cochin, some feathers on feet. Harmony at last. I have been averaging 3-4 eggs a day and the...
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