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Male? Female? Breed? Variety? So many factors contribute to being able to accurately identify a chicken. This guide to chicken identification describes examples and uses images to show many of these factors in an effort to help readers improve their skills!
Sometimes in chicken-keeping, things happen that no one expects. It could be a sudden disease, a squabble between birds causing injuries, or even a predator attack that leaves your birds wounded and weak.
As autumn rolls around, and many of us start thinking about the winter ahead, one question seems to come up more than others: Do my chickens need supplemental heat for the wintertime?
Heat lamps have been shown to be incredibly unsafe and unhealthy for growing chicks. In this article, I discuss reasons why heat lamps are not ideal, and alternatives that can be used in their place to rear chicks under.
What are YOU doing to prepare for winter? If this is your first time keeping chickens over the winter and you’re not sure what to do, or you’re looking to improve your wintertime care from last year, this is the article for you!
All about my wonderful, sweet, beloved Dorkings!
A quarantine period when bringing new birds onto your property can lower the risk of you unknowingly infecting your birds with something nasty, and it's recommended that everyone invest the time into performing a quarantine for new birds.
A continuous experiment on old wives' tale methods to determining the sexes of chicks.
Sexlinks are some of the most abundant chickens out there! Do you know what makes a sexlink a sexlink? Read here to find out!
My great big coop and all the improvements we've made over the years. Also, some of the other chicken pens we've put together, like Rooster Row.
. The Guinea Fowl Boys (and Girls, too!) In the summer of 2009, while I was away out of state overnight, two of my chickens were killed by a predator. Not knowing a thing about them beyond their reputation for being ‘watch dogs’, my family invested in a small brood of four Guinea keets. They grew, progressively getting louder and louder, until they were finally able to move out of the brooder and in with the flock. Unfortunately tragedy struck again, and soon after their move, the lavender...
The 2012 edition of the project is being moved to a new page to make room for new ideas and projects by other members. The original page is here. 100 Pictures of my Flock Welcome to 100 Pictures of my Flock, the original Summer 2012 Edition! This was a project I tried during summer break, May 6 to August 19 of 2012, but I didn't reach my goal before school started again. Anyway, the goal is simple: take one unique picture fitting one of the 100 themes I have thought up! These themes are...
Pictures of Our Flocks A Community Picture Project Welcome to 'Pictures of Our Flocks'! For general information about the project, check out this page! A special thanks to cluckcluckluke for the idea of making this community project. Pictures of Our Flocks is a project for which the community enters pictures that match themes, the goal being to check every theme off. For this project, I have decided not to include an 'end date', and instead allow the project to keep going until each and...
100 Pictures of my Flock The Information and Link page Welcome to 100 Pictures of my Flock! This page is being modified to have information about the project and links to all other 'Pictures of my Flock' project spinoffs. If you're looking for 100 Pictures of my Flock, the original Summer 2012 Edition, click here. Basically, 100 Pictures of my Flock is a picture project that I came up with that involves taking lots and lots of pictures of my chickens. Essentially, you come up with a series...
100 Pictures of my Flock 2013 Edition Welcome to 100 Pictures of my Flock, the 2013 edition! 100 Pictures of my Flock started out as a summer project in 2012, but I soon found that it was, well, surprisingly difficult to take 100 themed pictures over the course of only a few months. This time around, the project will last the entire year, and as such I have added seasonal themes to my list! Basically, 100 Pictures of my Flock is a fun project for which I have thought of 100 different...
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