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The first snow fall of the season happened the other day. Although beautiful to me, it was a bit of a shock to the new girls in the chicken coop. When I opened the door to let the chickens out in the morning, none of them eagerly came out as they normally would. In this […]Read more »
Please enjoy this information excerpted from Getting Laid, by Barb Webb. Even if your chickens are on a full commercial feed diet, there are still natural ingredients you may wish to consider adding to their feed to help keep your ock in tip-top shape or to address particular health concerns. Use this chart as a […]Read more »
Thinking about raising Cornish Cross chickens this spring? Make sure to do a ton of research, it’s not the same as raising layers. Therefore meat breeds require different housing, nutritional, and exercise requirements. With the right research and preparation, the experience can go off without a hitch. We have gone about raising the Cornish […]Read more »
I count on my chickens in so many ways eggs, bug control, food, and companionship to name a few. Just recently they took on the role of janitorial staff as well. For me each day begins the same, heading to the barn for morning chores. Grain is given to the goats and cows, water […]Read more »
Altering your chicken’s living environment and even seasonal boredom can bring with it some unforeseen side effects, including a sour crop. Finding do-it-yourself solutions can help avoid expensive veterinary calls or losing your bird as a result of this disease. My first experience with this issue was quite interesting. One bird’s case included an added […]Read more »
If you’re anything like me, you love your flock of chickens like family and want to protect them from any danger in your surrounding environment. You’ve built a cozy coop to keep your chickens warm and safe. But there are many predators that can threaten the well-being of your poultry flock and it’s important to […]Read more »
We put together this list of our favorite chicken related gifts to help make gift giving a breeze for our poultry people. This list has something for everyone, from practical to fashionable, from high-dollar to low cost, we want to help you make the holidays “eggs-tra” special! Let your chicken lover know that you’re ready to […]Read more »
We live approximately 5 hours from Columbus Ohio, the location for the Ohio National Poultry Show. In my last post, Attending the Ohio National Poultry Show, I highlighted the show itself and all it’s wonderful chicken goodness. Because we would be traveling to Ohio, we decided to make it a weekend trip […]Read more »