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I love meeting like minded chicken folks during my journey as a backyard chicken keeper. In fact, a few months ago I was able to connect with Dave and Tina, who have recently launched a brand new line of chicken products for backyard chicken keepers through their company, Luv Nest. I was excited to […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell of Iron Oak Farm When raising chickens it’s always important to have a “back up” plan. Just when you think everyone in the flock is happy, content and healthy, nature has a way of surprising us. Chickens can become ill or suffer injuries. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest If you are like me and purchased baby chicks this past spring, soon enough your pullets will begin to lay their first eggs. For first time chicken keepers, sometimes the anticipation alone can make you feel like a kid on Christmas morning. The best part, is that feeling of […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell of Iron Oak Farm I have a goal this year. And that goal it to increase our turkey flock. We chose a heritage breed of turkeys because I wanted a breed that could sustain itself year to year after we harvested the birds that we plan to eat. Turkey poults are expensive […]Read more »
by Harry Hessen of For the Love of Chicken Poop Spring is here, at least according to the calendar. Are you planning to get chicks and also build your own backyard coop for the first time? If so then you are probably just starting to gather information or have Googled every word related to […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson …when’s she gonna lay an egg? Not so very long ago I was waiting for the mailman to bring my box of baby chicks. Now, I’m waiting again—for the very first egg from those same chicks. They’re no longer considered chicks, though—they are “pullets”—the proper word for female chickens […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell We gather a lot of eggs around here. We have 42 hens, and on a good day, it’s not out of the question to collect 42 eggs, but for the most part, our daily average is around 26. This number changes depending on many factors, including the number of hens we have […]Read more »
Every week at Community Chickens, we get dozens of questions from people across the world, hoping to find someone who has shared a similar experience. We try to answer them all, and forward them on to experts where we can. But many of the questions are unique, and because of this, we realize that sometimes […]Read more »
by Kelli Simpson We had this coop made by an out-of-work cabinet maker. Fortunately, he had chickens too and knew something of their needs. The “custom” part of the coop is the living roof, which we planted with a seed mix called chicken salad! Although the coop is more than adequate for our flock of […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Since we built our chicken coop one year ago, I’ve enjoyed sharing the construction and design. I particularly like how the red color stands out and, of course, I love the living roof! But what about the inside of the coop? I’m going to show you a peek behind the doors of […]Read more »