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by Meredith Chilson Photos by author Q: From Keith: “I am temporarily keeping chicks in the house until they get old enough to go outside. What should the temp be under the heat lamp?” And, from Sarah: “Is the heat lamp left on constantly? Can it be turned off for the night? This is for […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Photos by author. When I started my chicken-farming experience (or should I say experiment) last summer, I thought that four chickens was a good number to begin with. Not too many, but enough for my family of four. After I realized that chickens weren’t much harder to take care of than my […]Read more »
by Kimberly Furry This has been a constant and long-standing request: “Mama, I want baby chicks!” Each time my daughter Ara asks for them, I cannot help but roll my eyes, thinking, “Fools rush in …” The excitement at the idea of chicks crashes over her 5-and-a-half-year-old mind like an ocean wave. Her face lights […]Read more »
Guest post by Pam Baker I am, my husband and I are, proud to say we are backyard chicken farmers. But let me start at the beginning. Moving to Vermont was a decision based on family. At forty- something, my husband and I had grown tired of the suburban life. Well, actually, I had grown […]Read more »