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by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Since I am adding five new chicks to my flock count, safety and security are foremost in my mind. Now I realize that in the days before we knew what bio security meant or how poultry diseases and parasites affected our chickens, people added […]Read more »
Guest post by Marion C. of Victor Pest As many chicken keepers are well aware, dangers to poultry are not just limited to disease and the occasional fox. Pests and predators can wreak havoc to your hen house, causing damage to your valuable hens as well as to the house itself. Fortunately, these risks are […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols ~ the garden-roof coop This month’s Cool Coop would be a great way to repurpose the kid’s clubhouse when they’ve outgrown its use. It’s also another great example of creating an awesome coop utilizing reclaimed and found items. – Continuing reading as Steve Bates shares photos and the basic set-up of his […]Read more »
Our friends across the pond, Wells Poultry, recently sent us this infographic we think you’ll love. Find a variety of different chicken breeds, their origin, size, purpose, egg laying quantity and egg color/shape/size in this excellently crafted chart. You can download the full, unsplit, version of the graphic here. We suggest you print it and […]Read more »
by Taylor Miller 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 […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Wow! I thought I had such sweet girls! Mildred, Mabel and Pearl, my first three girls have had a few squabbles here and there but have always hung out together and been friends. Apparently things are changing. My Three Girls in March 2013 […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke from 1840 Farm Fall is in the air Earlier this week, we had a frost warning here in New Hampshire. Thankfully, the mercury stayed above 40 degrees and both the garden and our hens were unfazed. While it is a bit early for us to be heeding frost warnings, I know that fall […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Laying hens need calcium to lay and have strong shells. A healthy diet and a separate container with a calcium source are very important to offer your girls. If your laying hens do not get enough calcium, their bodies will pull calcium from their […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols ~ the garden-roof coop Constructing a brooder for your first flock of chicks can be as simple as a cardboard box or plastic storage container, but you’ll soon discover that those cute fluffy chicks grow at an incredible rate! Overnight they double in size and the brooder seems to get smaller and […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols ~ the garden-roof coop A cottage on the beach is probably on everyone’s list of the perfect summer vacation. But – if you can’t make it to the beach, then you might as well bring it to your backyard! This month’s Cool Coop took on a coastal style when chicken keeper, Nana Hess, […]Read more »