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Call for Authors Community Chickens is looking for authors who are interested in writing paid articles for the website. Have a topic that you really want to dig into and share with everyone? Look over the guidelines below and send in a query!! We look forward to working with you. COMMUNITY CHICKENS Writer’s Guidelines […]Read more »
No matter the age of the student, there is something to learn in witnessing the hatching process. Whether it’s a toddler in preschool or a senior in High School, the miracle of birth is always a fascinating moment. Heck! I’m 37 and I’ve hatched hundreds of chicks and I’m still learning and seeing new things […]Read more »
One of the first chickens I ever owned was a big Rhode Island Red rooster named…what else? Red! I got him out of a feed bin at the local farm store when I was 14. The fluffy little orange chick turned out to be one of the meanest chickens I’ve ever known to this day. […]Read more »
*Do not feed salt water to chickens!* I was recently complaining to a fellow chicken keeper about the fact that we had just spent $150 at the feed store to buy heated water buckets for the animals, and that’s not including the electricity used to run them all winter. This is not just for our […]Read more »
Newcastle Disease Hits Hard in California & Utah Guest post by Valerie Boese from Homestead Hustle All chicken owners and breeders should be aware of the recent breakouts of Newcastle disease in California and Utah. Two hundred ninety-nine cases of Virulent Newcastle disease have been reported since May 18th in California, and there was […]Read more »
Keeping your chickens happy and healthy during winter can be a challenge! There are some important care considerations that you will need to keep in mind during the colder winter months to help your flock thrive. In addition to providing high-quality feed and constant access to water, you can help keep the winter blues at […]Read more »
This past spring our local feed mill went out of business, with no fair warning – ughh. Leaving us in a bit of a pickle, to say the least. We went to pick up feed one Saturday morning and found a note on the door stating the property was being foreclosed on. What were we […]Read more »
INGREDIENTS 1 recipe Basic Gingerbread Dough, chilled 1 recipe Classic Thick Royal Icing Black or brown food coloring gel 4 white Lifesavers candies Red food coloring gel 1 red candy dot or round candy-coated chocolate, such as M&M’s 4 graham crackers 5 silver sprinkles 6 Tbsp white fondant, homemade (page 7) or store-bought Orange food […]Read more »