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We all know some of the problems associated with Roosters when protecting your flock of hens: 1. Noise 2. Aggression 3. Mounting your Hens When we think of our roosters we rarely think of them as a guardian. But, that is their primary role when it comes to a small holding or farm. If not […]Read more »
I’ve been incubating my own eggs for about 10 years now. My advice to anyone starting out is to get the most foolproof incubator you can afford. I tend to be a minimalist at heart when it comes to projects. If there’s a simple tool that can do double duty, or if a task takes […]Read more »
A few weeks ago I started the evening chores like every other night. I grabbed the wire egg basket from the front porch and headed to the chicken coop. I collected eggs from our Buff Orpington pen, our Leghorn pen and our Araucana and Olive Egger pen. When I went into the French Black Copper […]Read more »
It seemed fitting that after Zach and I wrapped up our final Community Chickens podcast episode that I name my new chickens after the Golden Girls! That was a suggestion of Zach’s on the show. You may have gotten a glimpse of my chicken coop in my previous post regarding Bruce. Here’s a […]Read more »
Our King Farm chicken adventure started out with a hatching at the Mother Earth News office. Fast-forward six months and we have 18 chickens and two ducks! As new homesteaders, we often think about cost and quality. When approached by Purina Animal Nutrition to try their organic layer feed with their Oyster Strong® System through […]Read more »
With chickens’ popularity at fever-pitch now, thousands of first time chicken keepers will be bringing home chicks for the first time this summer. Unfortunately, if you don’t research your breed correctly you could well end up buying the wrong chicken. You should make sure you understand what makes the ideal chicken breed before you go […]Read more »
When chicken math goes to far. So, we have all heard of chicken math. It has claimed us all from one time or another. What happens when the chicken math has gone too far? After six years of adding, adding, and more adding it has become apparent, the addition needs to become subtraction. How do […]Read more »
Rolling through the chicken feed aisle at our local farm-supply store can feel a little overwhelming. The “chicken diet” options have come a long way since I first brought home 6 broiler chickens when I was 14 and a bag of cracked corn. Our local feed store not only carries several brands of chicken […]Read more »