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It’s been my experience that the more natural a life you can provide animals, the less health problems you will experience and the less money you will have to spend to keep your animals happy. We’ve raised chickens both in a free range setting and in a contained coop and run. And even though […]Read more »
The Molt is coming. In fact for some of you, it might already be here. August is just around the corner and we’re already seeing signs of the seasonal molt in our flock. Molt is a healthy, seasonal process for chickens. It usually happens in their second year around late summer to […]Read more »
Once it was clear that Uno was the sole survivor of the incubator hatch, I evaluated him. He was in rough shape. In addition to the obvious inability to move without flipping backwards, and thrashing around the brooder, the left side of his head was extremely swollen. He could not open that eye. I am […]Read more »
In this past year of caring for chickens, ducks and turkeys my days have been filled with many first-time experiences. Over the past 5-7 years I’ve dreamed of raising chickens and have romanticized about gathering eggs each morning. After a full year of living ‘the dream’ let me share with you a summary of the […]Read more »
Profit With Poultry Sponsored By Brinsea In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Kellsey Trimble sits down with Patricia Foreman and Victoria Miller to discuss making a profit with your poultry. Many of us joke that our hobby flocks don’t pay the bills. Let’s change that! Kellsey Trimble, managing editor of Grit, enjoys immersing herself […]Read more »
As a novice poultry keeper my first year with the flock was full of new learning experiences, some requiring poultry first aid. While most days I experienced free-range bliss, it was inevitable a bird would be injured or fall sick. I came up with a great starter kit that helped me care for my chickens, […]Read more »
Wry Neck Wreck (Part 2) May Woodworth The next three weeks were worrisome. Incubators were a mystery to me. Scary even. Hens and mother birds were supposed to hatch babies, not hunks of electrified plastic. Machinery in general are a challenge for me, and I try to do things manually as often as […]Read more »
How to Prepare your Flock for a Pet Sitter Planning a vacation can be stressful and overwhelming when it means leaving your chickens behind! I am guilty of being the crazy chicken lady who doesn’t want to leave her flock in anyone else’s care. My significant other and I have even taken separate vacations so […]Read more »