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I started out building a standard cube style nest box and quickly realized that a roll out nest box is a much better solution. You get clean eggs and less chance for a hen to get the urge to eat...
Disclaimer: this is just what I do. If you disagree, feel free to tell what you do So, your chicken has been attacked by a dog/coyote/wolf/rooster/etc. First of all, get the animal away from your...
the incubator i ended up making for my quail eggs turned out different than a lot of the "make your own" incubators that i came across in my research. the main reason for this is that it is very...
Before my husband, I had never considered becoming a homesteader. I had assumed my cushy office job and apartment in the city was my future. Somehow, I made my way back to the country and fell in...
It's spring and chicken lovers everywhere are getting ready to raise new chicks, whether they're bought from stores or raised by a broody hen. It's a very wonderful, fun thing, and I'm getting...
This article will discuss how you can keep a happy and healthy flock, without free ranging.
Most all of us here on BYC have chickens and those that don't are planning and learning to get some. But I will say this, and I only wish it had came to me before I started my flock years ago!...
Some tips on how to keep starlings from becoming annoying pests.
This article helps in identifying a mite infestation and provides general instructions for how to dust for mites.
This article provides a general overview of what to expect if your hen or rooster is dying of old age.
Sexlinks are some of the most abundant chickens out there! Do you know what makes a sexlink a sexlink? Read here to find out!
Coops are a wonderful thing. They house your flock, protect them, and shelter them in bad weather. However, they're also very confusing. There's different sizes, shapes, and styles. Some work...
This has been a long time coming project. It still needs some refining but it works for now. It's not cheap nor free but if nothing goes wrong (still in prototype phase) it saves a whole lot of...
Weasel Least weasel (Mustela nivalis) Photo credit - Kevin Law General Information and Description Three species of weasels can be found in North America and Canada. The long tailed weasel...
There's that question!! It's at the end of every order for chicks purchased from a hatchery, and even from some small hobby farms. The Marek's vaccination? Should I get it? What, exactly, is...
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