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by Karla T. I’m sharing my experience here because it took me a while and a lot of worrying before I found this product. I hope this will be helpful to others in the same predicament. Chickens will sometimes pluck each other’s feathers out. There are many theories regarding why chickens do this. Some of […]Read more »
Guest post by: Patsy Melton I love chickens. I didn’t know I loved chickens till I cobbled together a dog kennel around a chicken coop given to me by a dear friend (whose daughter had used it for 4-H chicken projects). It took me quite a bit of time to get it ready for chickens. It […]Read more »
Guest post by: Bil Morrill My name is Bil Morrill, and I run Silk Creek Farm with my wife, Julia. We have been on our farm just over two years, so we are not longtime farmers. We are learning with everything we do and learning from other people as well. I hope to help someone […]Read more »
by Joy Currie My husband and I are the third generation to live on the farm my grandfather bought in 1930. We live on the farm with my aunt, brother, parents, Fifi the cat, Louis the pig and nine chickens. Our goal is to be continually moving toward a more self-sufficient and sustainable life. I […]Read more »
by Karla T. I never wanted chickens. Well, I never used to want chickens. Now I’ve found that they are a bit like potato chips. They’re addictive and you can’t stop with just one. 20 years ago when I was engaged to my husband, Bill, he would tease me by saying that he wanted to […]Read more »
Guest post by Sandi Hopper My very first chickens were very long ago when I was a little girl. They were Bantams which I thought, back then, were a breed. There was an adorable little rooster with pluck, five tiny hens and one only baby chick. I don’t know how they came in that assortment […]Read more »
Guest post by Claire Culver If you are reading this article it’s a fair bet that you’re interested in chickens. Perhaps you’re considering adding a few feathered friends to the family. Or maybe it’s 3 o’clock in the morning and, bolstered by enthusiasm and insomnia, you’re about to go to the first hatchery you find […]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 […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson I’ve been around chickens, in one form or another, for most of my life. When I was small, I lived on a dairy farm in Western New York, and my mother raised White Leghorns. Lots of them. On the coldest day in February, hundreds of baby chicks would arrive to live under […]Read more »
by Rachel Hurd Anger Raising backyard chickens for eggs became an unlikely obsession. I can’t even say when it started, but I owe it mostly to author Michael Pollan and my first reading of his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Now I devour information about sustainable living, and bit by bit, my goal is to […]Read more »