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Most chicken keepers are pretty passionate about their flock. At the mere mention of chickens you can bet to rile a heartfelt conversation detailing the things they love best about their collection of birds. By the end of the conversation, they’ll probably be trying to convince you to get your own flock. Chicken keepers like […]Read more »
Spring has sprung. Birds are singing, froggies are calling, woodpeckers are drumming, and the earth is fairly bursting sending forth tiny green shoots. More daylight means more eggs in my henhouse, too. I head out to the coop in the morning, smell the fresh spring air, and GAA-ACK… …my boots hit mud. It’s spring, but […]Read more »
Winter is here. The days are getting shorter and as a result, the chickens need to be secured in their coop earlier and earlier to be safe from nocturnal predators. Chickens are all but blind at night so their ability to escape danger once the sun goes down is pretty much non-existent. One of the […]Read more »
Are you thinking (dreaming) of having your own flock of chickens? Do you know someone who has been poring over hatchery catalogs; spending long minutes following chicken websites; sending you all sort of ideas for chicken coops; talking about Orpingtons, Wyandottes, Sex-Link, and Sussex? My friend Jenny has developed the perfect gift, for you or […]Read more »
Some months ago, I received an interesting item in the mail from a favorite company of mine, located on line at www.ChickenWaterer.com. You may recall that I wrote, a year or so ago, about the BriteTap waterer (Product Review: BriteTap Chicken Waterer) …now the same group is offering a BriteTap feeder, and they kindly offered […]Read more »
Summer party treats (for chickens)! The recipe is on page 3…and the fun and instruction continues right through the very last page –well, actually AFTER the last page, because there’s a bonus pullout poster just inside the back cover. Looking for a wonderful way to share your love of chickens with your kids or grandchildren? […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Do you grow sprouts? If you do, are they for your own use—salads, stir-fries, crunchy sandwich toppers? Or, have you grown them for your chickens? Last winter, I was asked to try growing fodder for my chickens. I discovered that the green fodder mat became a healthy addition to the flock’s daily […]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 Meredith Chilson Back in the depths of winter, I was reading every last page of the latest issue of Grit magazine, and procrastinating hauling another bucket of water out to the chicken coop. Lo and behold—in the advertisement section, I found “BriteTap Chicken Waterer” –with the claims that “water keeps sparkling clean, and there are […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Several weeks ago, I was approached to review a product from Incubator Warehouse. I was told I could look through the entire site and choose something for my existing flock. Incubator Warehouse sells incubators in all sizes and price ranges for any sort of egg you might want to hatch. They also […]Read more »