Articles from Jkraft

My husband and I purchased our very first home in April 2015. It was a months of stress when we were house hunting. My husband always envisioned living in the city, white picket fence kinda home. I dreamed of country living, a farm someday, and lots of land. After months of searching in a crazy market (we had to bid for houses and lost 2x) we got a house and it was testing time. It had .28 acres, only half of the backyard was fenced, and was in a neighborhood that didn't allow chickens. If...
My Fabulous Flock of Five in Central North Carolina Meet the Flock: Bertha: Ia Buff Orpington Hen (BO). Hatched June 15, 2015.She is the friendliest chicken of my flock. She is always trying to come in through the back door. She eats out of my hand and allows me to pick her up. She started laying right before she turned 6 months old. She lays large light brown eggs pretty regularly and went broody a few months back. s Ryder: is a Partridge Silkie Hen with a hatched June 23, 2015. I...
Broody What does Broody mean? A hen goes broody because she wants to sit on a nest and hatch chicks. During that time the hen can be very protective, growl, peck, and your sweetest hen could turn into a meany. The hen will get a clutch of eggs and sit on them if they are their own eggs or not. I have had hens steal other eggs to put in her clutch rolling the egg with her beak. I have also removed eggs from under a broody and she...
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