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by Jennifer Sartell Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Pullet (Blue Variety) This post is the second in my Incubation Series. In the first post, Incubating Advantages, I discussed some of the advantages and disadvantages of incubating your own hatching eggs. One of the advantages that I’d like to discuss further is that home incubating allows more […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke In my last post, I shared the horror of finding two frozen and cracked eggs waiting for me in our coop on a frigid January morning. I removed their shells and placed them in a bowl in the hopes that they would defrost and be usable in a baking recipe. After they […]Read more »
Every week at Community Chickens, we get dozens of questions from people across the world, hoping to find someone who has shared a similar experience. We try to answer them all, and forward them on to experts where we can. But many of the questions are unique, and because of this, we realize that sometimes […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Photos by author This spring the Master Gardener chapter that I’m a member of is doing a series of gardening classes and I’m excited that I that I will be doing a presentation entitled “Gardening with Chickens.” In my previous posts for Community Chickens I shared the first two portions of my […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by the author My husband, Zach, and I recently moved from my parents’ house in the woods to a 14-acre farm. Some people move in a weekend, some over a week or so. Our move was a 2-month undertaking, where we hauled four goats, three rabbits, 40 chickens, a small barn, […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Photos by author This spring the Master Gardener chapter that I’m a member of is doing a series of gardening classes and I’m excited that I will be doing a presentation entitled “Gardening with Chickens!” Before I start proclaiming the joys and benefits a gardener can expect from having a few […]Read more »
by Julie Miles Photos by author My chicken coop is on wheels! I have a friend who is a woodworker and a jack-of-all-trades, so I commissioned him to build my chicken RV (a large chicken tractor!). Most of the RV was built from scraps that we had lying around. I had a lot of leftover […]Read more »
by Suzanne Roark Photos by author Other than a fluke blizzard-like snowstorm way back in October, we haven’t had a stitch of snow here in southern New Hampshire. With temperatures hitting the near-50° mark, it’s the perfect time to take care of some business out in the coops. Maybe it’s because the coop is kept […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Photos by author Eggs are a very precious commodity here at 1840 Farm. It has been almost a full year since our flock of heritage hens began laying eggs, yet the excitement of discovering an egg in the nest box hasn’t diminished at all. In fact, we still bring each egg into […]Read more »
by Suzanne Roark Photos by author Thinking of raising up a turkey for Thanksgiving or any other holiday or for any day really? Here are a few bits of advice and knowledge I’ve picked up in my experiences with turkeys. Just a few short years ago the choices for the average person to have a […]Read more »