Articles from jamie78

I have two RIR hens, one Leghorn hen, and a Silkie rooster. I live in the city and a neighbor literally dumped the rooster over the fence into my yard. Since he started crowing a month after that, I've been trying my best to keep peace with a couple of my neighbors who aren't too happy with him. He's a great watchdog, and my hens are happy, sweet birds that we raised since they were only about a week old. :)
I am new to raising chickens. We got our first batch of chicks from our local Tractor Supply store, all 13 of them, in April '11. We raised them for about 2 months before giving 10 to a friend who has a farm and keeping three for ourselves. We live in the city and wanted to keep our numbers down. :) They love free ranging in the yard during the day and eating all the different snacks we bring to them. We have two Rhode Island Reds and one white Leghorn. Recently a neighbor dropped off a new...
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