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Story and photos by Lori Leigh Although chickens can be very entertaining, they can also be complex, and dare I say…frustrating. For example, why, oh why do chickens break open eggs and eat them? Mmm hmm…complex to understand and frustrating to stop. Fresh eggs are one of the main reasons many people decide to raise […]Read more »
I am so excited to attend the Mother Earth News Fair (MENF) in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania this upcoming weekend. Mother Earth News Fair is a fun-filled, hands-on sustainable lifestyle event. The fair is offered throughout the year at different locations in the US. This will be my first time attending! As a contributor to Community Chickens, […]Read more »
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Andrea Martin Ph.D. and her wonderful Black Thistle Farm located in Massachusetts. Dr. Martin has dedicated her life to working with poultry as a behaviorist as well as running a chicken rescue. She is a terrific resource for many local and international chicken keepers. Recently […]Read more »
Road trip! A car, snacks, friends and an awesome destination in mind. That is how my adventure to the Mother Earth News Fair in West Bend, Wisconsin, began. I have to tell you, it was an amazing experience. In fact, I think the term “Fair” does not do the event justice at all. It is […]Read more »
Looking to make an easy, DIY dust bath? Click here to learn how… A lot of new chicken keepers — or even those just expanding their flocks — worry about the introduction of new chicks from the brooder to the coop. But, it’s not as scary as you think, so long as the temperatures are […]Read more »
I have been busy traveling around the country sharing my new book, A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens, with many newbie chicken keepers and older chicken keepers alike. I have had a blast doing presentations for a variety of audiences, but my favorite chicken keeping questions still come from the kids. Today I thought that […]Read more »
Death and dying is a natural part of keeping animals. Sometimes animals become sick and perish. Other times, they live until a ripe old age and die of natural causes. The same goes for keeping backyard chickens. This is a part of the circle of life. Chickens can hide illness well. Sometimes it is not […]Read more »
If you have a flock of chickens, you always have something interesting to photograph. Chickens have such quirky personalities and beautiful plumage it’s natural to want to capture that. You don’t need special photography equipment to take quality photographs of your chickens. In fact, the cameras on some of the cell phones nowadays can capture […]Read more »
I love meeting like minded chicken folks during my journey as a backyard chicken keeper. In fact, a few months ago I was able to connect with Dave and Tina, who have recently launched a brand new line of chicken products for backyard chicken keepers through their company, Luv Nest. I was excited to […]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 »