backyard chickens

  1. matchmeadeinheaven

    Anyone else have success with a game camera identifying predators or do something better?

    I came out back early in the summer to check the chickens as we do every AM. I found that overnight something had tried to dig under the coop and appeared to have been successful at entering. We have had chickens for a few years and it continues to be a fun learning experience. The predator had...
  2. GeekAthair

    2 months and $1100 later we finally have our chicken coop built.

    2 months later, our chicken coop is done! Man, what a process. Early in the quarantine, we started to talk about getting chickens to fill our summer a bit, knowing we weren't going to be running around with friends and family. After lots of research and budgeting, we targeted a coop style by a...
  3. S

    Hi Everyone!

    Hi there, New Chicken mom here. We live in NYC and after reading up on backyard chicken keeping, my husband and I decided to try our hand at raising a few. We purchased 4 Production Reds when they were 10 days old. They are now 7 weeks old. We have a coop that is designed for 4 chickens. The...
  4. S

    Don’t let the fox win

    Hello all, Yesterday I woke up to the worst news a chicken owner can receive - a fox made a meal from 4 out of my 6 chickens. I was devastated and am having trouble moving on. I just set up the coop and moved them outside about a week ago. I blame myself for letting them out too early in the...
  5. mandymcg05

    I know I have too many roos, help?

    I have a question for ya'll. This is the first time I'm raising backyard chickens and I have at least 5-8 roos around 6-7 weeks old. Obviously, I can't keep them with my flock, it's not big enough. They are BR and RIR. My question is, should I find them homes NOW or wait until they're bigger? I...
  6. Allcoopedupwith6

    Angry Rooster!! HELP!!

    HELP PLEASE!!! So, if you’ve read any of my previous posts you’ll know when we got our little chicks we got what we thought was a pleasant surprise when we found out our Favenrolle was a male. Well we have recently seen the dark side of our handsome boy and I just don’t know what to do 😓. First...
  7. B

    ISO Walk-in Coop Building Plans

    Hello! I’m new to this whole chicken farming fun! We are in the beginning stages of coop design and are looking for blue prints to walk-in coops! While we only have 4, we unfortunately don’t have the option of free range. So I’d like a larger enclosure for them!
  8. L

    Breed and gender

    Hi everyone. We’re new to chicken raising and purchased our chickens from a local farm. I have tried to figure out their breeds and genders but feel like I’m failing 😬. They are 4 weeks old. Can anyone help identify their breads and also their gender? Thank you!!!!
  9. C

    Do you prefer Chickens or Quail?

    I am starting a backyard homestead and wanted to get 4 chickens. I am permitted to have hens only in the area I live and have been building my chicken area. I recently started doing research on quail and am wondering if that is a better/easier route? If you had to choose one or the other do...
  10. ChickeyMama

    Please Sign our Backyard Chicken Petition As of right now Pasco County does not allow any backyard chickens, and this needs to change. Please help us by signing our Petition for our County to change this. Every signature helps! Thank you!!
  11. S

    Treated for Mites but Hens Still Not Laying

    Hello, new here...and kind of desperate to figure out what is going on with my girls. I have 5 hens of laying age (about 8 months) that were all laying steadily. We then added 2 younger hens who aren't yet laying. We segregated them and slowly incorporated the new girls into the flock but at...
  12. themidnightmama

    Can dogs and chickens coexist?

    We have a small flock of 4 chickens (one rooster and three hens, two are small breeds - sumatran and sultana). Yesterday we found an abandoned puppy that we are considering keeping. It seems to be a mix but best guess is that it has some degree of treeing tennessee brindle (which is a hunting...
  13. earth_toes

    Help on Ventilation Placement/Ideas

    Good Morning! I'm having a small issue with coming up with a design for how to work the ventilation at the top of the front of the coop. We have boo-coo's (if that's a word) of ventilation at the top and sides of the coop, but I'm having a hard time with getting the front buttoned up. Who knew...
  14. Keeperoflock

    BE AWARE - JUST READ THIS - VERY IMPORTANT Copied and pasted from link listed above. Dated: 5/18/2019 Salmonella alert: Backyard chickens have caused 21-state outbreak, CDC says Fifty-two...
  15. Cristalzita

    Backyard chicken owner

    I have a 5 chicken flock. One Buff Orpington, Austalorp, Barred Rock, Red Star, and Easter Egger. Names Buffy, Scarlet, Dak, Crispy, and Cheeks respectively. For me, my 5 chickens are my pets and egg layers for my family. I built their coop with my father with an attached run and all but they...
  16. CaramelKittey

    Bantam Chicken Harness?

    Hi, Honestly, I have no idea if i posted this in the right thread! If I did it wrong, I’m truly sorry. Anyways... Recently, I got 4 Millie Fluer D’uccles who I am using as showbirds and would like to walk them at my County fair, as well as my backyard. I am looking for a safe, comfortable, and...
  17. S

    Changing the ordinance to allow Backyard Chickens in Montgomery Township, PA

    Please support the movement by signing the petition and spreading the word. We want to change the law to allow backyard chickens in Montgomery Township, PA.
  18. hbernales

    Hello from Utah

    My name is Heather and I am a brand new chick(en) owner! Backyard chickenry(?) has become popular where I live and I thought it sounded like a fun idea! I live in a suburban neighborhood with a very large backyard. The idea appealed to me for 4 reasons: eggs (of course!), compost from chicken...
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