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I raised Blue Laced Red Wyandottes for about 10 years and they are still one of my favorite chickens. I would still have them, but precious coop space being what it is…I’m trying to concentrate on APA recognized breeds and unfortunately the Blue Laced Red color is not APA recognized. I was prompted […]Read more »
Reduce•Reuse•Recycle Wanna make tote bags from your feed bags? It can be any feed bags you have available, chicken, dog, sheep, rabbit, goat, horse, or even cat. Here is easy step by step directions. 1.) I wanted my finished bag 13″ tall. So, I measured 13” + 2″ for top hem + 4″ for a total […]Read more »
By: Candess Zona-Mendola When it comes to raising chickens, bacteria are always a concern. Bacteria can sicken entire flocks, as well as the people who are tenderly caring for them. The problem with bacteria is that they are everywhere – from the soil in the ground to the intestines of birds. And no matter what […]Read more »
IT STARTED LIKE ANY OTHER CHORE TIME When chickens are given the option, they prefer to be out rooming amongst the yard. Working hard at capturing bugs and munching upon the grass. Have you ever really thought about what it must feel like to be a chicken, that’s cooped up all day every day? Even […]Read more »
Whether you have 2 birds or 200, it’s important to know what to do if an illness arises in your flock! Backyard chicken keeping is a lot of fun! But, sooner or later, chicken keepers will be faced with an illness that effects one or more birds in their flock. By acting quickly and being […]Read more »
Our chicken coop is over 20 years old. My dad built it for me when I was 13 after I lost my first flock of chickens to a predator attack. After I married my husband Zach, we moved out of my parent’s house and took the coop with us. It was quite an endeavor disassembling […]Read more »
I first heard of this idea in a YouTube video from the channel Off Grid with Doug and Stacey. In their video, 3 Ways to Use Kombucha Besides Drinking It!, they share that they feed extra kombucha and scobys to their dogs, cats and chickens. I decided that I was going to give this a […]Read more »
Brahmas – This brute of a breed may seem large and charge but the reality is, they’re amongst the sweetest most docile of breeds. The gentle giants come well equipped with amazing feathered feet and a small rose comb. Making them perfect for colder climates! Originally from India, Brahmas were intended as meat birds. However, […]Read more »
Silkies are a great breed When it comes to chickens one breed seems to stick out over the rest. Everyone seems to have at least one of these little cuties in their flock. What breed am I talking about? Well, the Silky of course! These little Bantams aren’t just adorable, they have some great attributes […]Read more »
How does your favorite mail-order hatchery stack up? After months of research, I compiled a list of what I feel are the top five hatcheries. I contacted and research sixteen well-known hatcheries. Polling chicken lovers all over the country through forums and social media to acquire the consumers’ hands-on experiences, as well as my own […]Read more »