Articles from Pinky

The chicken is a social bird that enjoys the company of its flock. Many social animals work out a hierarchy, and the chicken is no exception. The hierarchy created is a means of attaining and keeping order.
My Flock I love my flock.My flock started with two sex-links,a red sex-link and a black sex-link.Both were hens.They were shy to start with,but after two days,they trusted me well.This was the first time I ever had chickens and I never knew I could learn so much from the bird I loved to eat for dinner.My opinion of the chicken was changed from thinking they were dumb birds,to learning how smart each individual bird was and the different personality each had.After I seen my hens raise their...
How to Stop Egg Eating Chickens At one time,my chickens seemed to stop laying eggs for as long as a month.It was spring and the week before they were all laying well.I got at least two eggs a day.This worried me so I inspected the coop one day.I seen most of my hens go in for a while and come out.I noticed that one hen never came out,so I went in.She was eating the eggs.This was a shock to me because I didn't think chickens would eat their own eggs,and I was fairly new to keeping chickens.I...
Breed Details: Their eggs are thick shelled and harder to break than most chicken eggs. Pearl guinea fowl are valued as natural pest controllers. Many people raise them to help control the deer tick, which is a carrier of lyme disease. Their diet consists of various insects, including ticks, wasps, bees, grasshoppers and many other garden and lawn pests. They also eat a variety of seeds, grasses and grains. They will also eat chicken feed when offered, and are often fed a game bird feed....
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