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It’s spring! As chicken keepers we should all be enjoying the increase of egg production with our flocks. The fall molt has long been over, the summer heat has not yet started and the longer daylight hours should be triggering a laying effect with your flock. This is prime egg laying season. This is […]Read more »
It’s chick season! Many of you I’m sure, are visiting farm stores, firing up the incubators and placing orders with breeders and hatcheries for baby chicks. This year as you select the different breeds to add to your homestead, consider selecting a variety that will give you a colorful egg basket. As you’ve all […]Read more »
After a long snowy winter, spring is the season for getting your lawn back in order. Some wouldn’t give it a second thought as they dutifully apply fertilizer or weed killer. Their only desire is to make their lawn a lush, blemish-free, carpet of green. However, those of us who have free ranging chickens must […]Read more »
Download this episode (right click and save) Enjoy this podcast hosted by Kellsey Trimble of Girt amd featuring Alison Martin,Bill Ahrens, Kevin Fletcher and Victoria Miller. These poultry experts share their experience with getting started and tips for anyone interested in starting a flock. For more podcasts by MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends click here.Read more »
Download this episode (right click and save) Enjoy this podcast featuring Jennifer Pitino, Patricia Foreman, and Victoria Miller. These women get together to discuss what you need to know when keeping a flock of urban chickens! For more podcasts by MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends click here.Read more »
Have you ever wanted (or needed) to know how to blow out an egg? Crafts and Easter egg coloring are great reasons to blow out an egg. Filled with mustard (to hopefully stop an egg eater) is popular among many chicken keepers. Farm fresh eggs make beautiful arrangements. Blowing out the eggs will ensure that […]Read more »
I am a huge fan of Essential Oils to help ease common ailments without having to submit to using man made pharmaceuticals or antibiotics. Oils can pack a big punch in a very small package. Best of all? They are natural! But, can you use them with your feathered flock? In short, yes. A […]Read more »
This month’s Cool Coop is a great example of a coop that has easy access – to clean the coop and monitor the flock. I particularly admire the full size door. I think a lot of chicken keepers wish their coop had this feature – especially when removing and replacing coop bedding. Continue reading as Bill shares the specs of his functional coop.Read more »