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We have ducks, chickens and guinea fowl.
My husband and I have a small farm in upstate New York, way upstate by the Canadian border. We have two children, dogs, cats, goats, chickens, ducks, guinea fowl and angora rabbits. I enjoy photography and love to take pictures of our animals. I love learning new things.
Our Barred Rock, after she regained the feathers she lost because of stress by Nancy Farrell Q: My chickens are pretty much bald on their back ends. They are all still laying and seem fine, but we were wondering what causes this and what can we do to fix it? – Lynnette A: Lynnette, chickens […]Read more »
by Nancy Farrell Q. I was wondering how the garden would fare if chickens were allowed to free range? Will they eat everything if not fenced off? – Chris, from Medaryville, Ind. A. Great question, Chris! One that I think I can help you with. When we first got our chickens I too visualized a […]Read more »
Midge crows, now that he’s top roost by Nancy Farrell Q. My father has a 6-month-old rooster that shows all the sexual characteristics of a beautiful, full comb and tail, but he does not crow or mate. Another rooster in the yard is dominant, but that hasn’t stopped other roosters. Any ideas? — Bettina A. […]Read more »
by Nancy Farrell Well, it is time to start thinking and planning our flocks for 2011. The e-mails have started telling us that spring orders for chicks may now be placed. If you’ve read some of my past posts you’ll know that for 2010 we got a variety of chicken breeds to see which of […]Read more »
by Nancy Farrell Here at Sasimeadows Farm in northern New York everyone has a job to do to keep things running smoothly, so when I wanted to buy more chickens and some guinea fowl my husband, Jim, wanted to know what were they going to do for us.The hens, of course, had a job producing […]Read more »
by Nancy Farrell In honor of this week being Bird Health Awareness week (Nov. 1 – Nov. 7, 2010) we’ll be fixing up our poultry first aid kit and doing a detailed exam of all our birds. To keep up on the health of our birds, we visually check the birds twice daily, looking to […]Read more »
by Nancy Farrell My family and I have been raising chickens for about 18 months now and when people ask me why I got into keeping chickens I have to be honest and say fear.Not fear based on the state of our standard food supply here in the US mind you, which would have been […]Read more »