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Gardening with chickens can be a pleasure as well as a frustration and challenge. Here is a list of plants from my garden (USDA zone 9 - 10/ Sunset zone 22) that I have had success with my...
Socializing with baby chicks to get friendly hens and roosters.
The red fox is a quick, skilful hunter and known chicken predator
An illustrated guide to the 9 different comb types
This is the age old question of most new comers and even some experienced chicken owners: Is my chick/chicken a pullet/hen or a cockerel/cock? I will compile a few tips along with pics to try and...
A few different DIY incubators
Meat chickens are one meat source that can be raised with minimal space, convert feed efficiently, and can be processed at home with not much more than a sharp knife and a big pot.
Anatomy and Function Big, small, rounded, straight, wobbly, pointy, jagged... All chickens have a comb, but all combs are not the same.
Note: This page is for people who have a suppressed immune system, asthma, COPD or any condition that makes them especially susceptible to illnesses.
The suppliers and feed store names come from the many different threads at Backyardchickens.com where folks helped each other out, plus some other online databases when I was trying to find my...
If you are considering whether or not to raise chickens, what the disadvantages of raising them are, as well as the benefits of raising them are, this article could be of much help.
So I'm making this page to enter into the feeder contest but I did not come up with the idea. It came from the following post along with many other PVC feeder ideas. The feeder is simply a 4...
I hope that this information will help anyone who is thinking of raising broilers and that you enjoy it as much as I do!
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