raising chickens

  1. H

    Raising and Keeping Chickens

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this or not. However here I go... I saw this article today about hipster farmers discovering chickens are labor intensive. This had me scratching my head confused by this. For me, the coop was the most labor intensive thing maybe. Other than the coop...
  2. Tomi witt

    New baby chicks

    Hi all! I will be getting 3 baby chicks within the next 3 weeks. Will I be able to raise my chicks in the garage, screened in porch or spare bedroom ? Is one of the 3 places better? I the equipment to raise the chicks until they are able to live outside. Thank you!
  3. jaks2578

    Raising Poults and Chicks together?

    Good afternoon all :) I purchased one Royal Palm poult and one Broad Breasted Bronze poult along with 10 Silkie chicks from the local feed store. All were between one to three days old. They have been in the same brooder for approximately a week. Can I raise turkeys with chickens? What is...
  4. brownshaverchickenmum

    Brown shaver stopped growing - looking for advice

    Hi all, I'm a first-time mum for my three babes and got them when they were a day old. I've read all the info and love them all so much (my workmates constantly ask how my chickens are doing). I wanted to ask if anyone has had this problem before - one of my girls has stopped growing. A bit of...
  5. tayjamieson

    New Member Introduction

    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? June 2018 so about 6 months as of now. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I have 12 hens in addition to 3 male Jumbo Pekin Ducks, 3 female Jumbo Pekin Ducks, and we are currently hatching Pekin ducklings as well. So far we...
  6. F

    Hatching and raising chicks

    Hey everyone I am new to this website and I would love to know a bit more about my flock. I have a hen that has been sitting on 13 eggs, but 4 have disappeared. I have a rooster. Today is day 19 for some of the eggs, I am not sure if their is a chicken in them all not but would love to learn how...
  7. Dancing Bee

    Meet my girls!

    Had a hard start with my chicks- 4 came in the mail, only 1 still alive. We call her Lucky! But we got 3 more that same day to keep her company from a local feed store (Cal Ranch) and they've all done well since that fateful day. Now the our mail order baby is 15 weeks old and the others a...
  8. Dancing With Chickens

    Hung some herbs up in they're brooder today, they sure do love them!

    It smells like Christmas in their brooder today, as I hung up some Rosemary, Basil, Mint, and Peppermint. Basil was the clear favorite! I like to hang herbs or chop some up for them, and they love them! You guys should totally try it, it's safe for them to eat! Credit to the idea comes from...
  9. DmCrawlz

    They just keep hatching...

    My neighbor wormed her chickens and had 4 days worth of eggs she was going to toss. We took all 32 of them and put them in the incubator. I remove the chicks once theyre dry, bit they're 4 days apart, which means I have lifted the lid several times during that 3 hour DO NOT DISTURB period. Today...
  10. Does Chicken Keeping Ever Get Boring?

    Does Chicken Keeping Ever Get Boring?

    Does Chicken Keeping Ever Get Boring? Can or does chicken raising ever get dull? I’ve been at this chicken keeping business for years now. I don’t know about you, but when I first began my journey, it seemed as though I couldn’t learn enough about chickens. I read every book about chickens at...
  11. EggMan207

    Does anyone feed meat birds grain?

    I know typically you want the high protein count, but does anyone feed grains to the meat birds? How does it change the taste and texture of the meat, if at all? What grains would you recommend?
  12. PrincessAlexaLa

    Hi everyone! How you call a showgirl with straight feathers?

    Recently I had a batch of baby chicks 15 were born, but 2 of them didn't make it. Now few days later I see one of the little showgirls growing straight feathers. That's weird but I guess my Cochin bantam got on her. My very first showgirl like that tho... so how you call them chicks?
  13. dehowery

    The grandious expectations of Chickens in your backyard

    Hi , I want to thank everyone that sent me information when my teenagers were sick. Alas we lost all three of them. The first one 1 week before the last two. The last chicken that died I sent to the agricultural lab in Huntsville to get a diagnosis of death. It came back Ovarian Cancer as an off...
  14. KindVonDerMond

    Do You Give Toys to Your Chickens?

    Hello, I'm not quite sure if this is the correct forum, but it seemed right. I have a few questions for you all: Do you give toys to your chickens? If so, what kind? Which is your flock's favorite toy? I want lots of suggestions so my (and hopefully other's) flock will be happy and stimulated!
  15. fluffiechick

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    http://onthecommons.net/ Real lawyers actually speak with experience on HOA laws as well as REAL cases of people with HOA problems. HOA's can give you a bad hair day! ;>) If you need free advice for HOA problems - Real Lawyers and (public opinion too) legal thoughts and memorable links to what...
  16. How much does it cost to raise backyard chickens?

    How much does it cost to raise backyard chickens?

    So your kids (or spouse) talked you into chickens. Now, one of the first questions that came up was probably: "How much is this going to cost?" The good news is chickens are really not that expensive to keep and there are lots of ways to cut costs and save money. This article will give you an...
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