Articles from karmical

Tracy's Page (a.k.a. Karmical) Hi Everybody! Three years and counting since starting out with my first batch of day-old baby chicks, and I am still LOVING LOVING LOVING being a chicken-momma. This forum has been such a haven and fantastic resource, and the reason I still have some semblance of sanity thanks to the patient backyardchicken.com folks that love to "talk chicken". I'm located about 30 minuted south of Rochester, NY and started with a mixed flock consisting of seven hens: 1...
11-18-09: Wednesday My first blog! I think I will just jump right in... I don't know about you, but molting season is in full swing here...My first experience with molting was not so great when I decided last year to go "au naturel" and not supplement lighting throughout the Winter months. Two of my girls started a feather picking habit which left me dealing with bald patches on almost every chicken throughout the entire rest of the year. Nothing like a chicken or two with bare bums to bring...
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