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LETS TALK CHICK ILLNESSES With chick season right around the corner, I figured it would be a good time to talk about common chick illnesses. When it comes to chicks the most important variable is timing. One moment they seem absolutely fine and the next they have perished. So, let’s get right into the nitty-gritty. […]Read more »
In this incubation guide, I will take you through the common terms, temperatures, times, and humidity levels for common, assorted backyard poultry. Often times, when people new to hatching are researching how to carry out the process, seasoned breeders will throw out terms that perhaps not everyone is familiar with. Hopefully this will act […]Read more »
Where to Get Chicks Thank you to our sponsor, Brinsea the Incubation Specialists, for making this episode possible! In this episode, our hosts Zach Foley and Charlotte Brunin discuss various chicken breeds, how to pick the right one for you, and where to find them. Thanks for listening to our very first episode! Don’t forget to subscribe and to share […]Read more »
Which Breeds Are Right For You? Here at Miller Micro Farm we raise a multitude of chicken breeds. We adore all of our chickens, but there has been a few standout breeds over the years. These standouts deserve special recognition for a job well done. So raise an egg and help congratulate our pick for […]Read more »
Frenemies Is described as those whom one is friendly with despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry. Sometimes in life we all must associate with others we normally wouldn’t choose to. Whether simply being in the same space at the same time, or you require something from one another. We all learn to deal with others […]Read more »
The time has come for the baby chicks to move from the brooder to outside. Because of the unseasonably warm weather that we have been experiencing, the chicks, which we mail ordered back in August have been living outside now for about a week. The time schedule is ahead of what I anticipated and they are […]Read more »
Roosters Make Great Dads! Franny believes that a rooster’s job description consists of more than alarm clock or egg fertilizer! Find out why keeping a rooster with your flock is so important! Visit Homestead Hustle for more from Franny’s Farm and great tips on profiting from your homestead! Find Homestead Hustle on Facebook – Network with us […]Read more »
We are so excited! Some baby chicks have arrived at LL Farm! Because we don’t have a rooster (or a broody hen to put fertile eggs under), we are raising baby chicks in a brooder again. Isn’t it amazing how things have changed over the last century or so? There are many ways to get […]Read more »
Usually around this time of year, I start getting e-mails and Facebook messages from people about roosters. The reason for this is that around this time of year, spring cockerels start crowing, which is the last confirmation that your supposed pullet chick, is in fact a boy. Lots of people start contacting me asking […]Read more »
Wry Neck Wreck (Part 2) May Woodworth The next three weeks were worrisome. Incubators were a mystery to me. Scary even. Hens and mother birds were supposed to hatch babies, not hunks of electrified plastic. Machinery in general are a challenge for me, and I try to do things manually as often as […]Read more »