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Peep…Peep…Peep. If you are like me, than Spring Fever has taken over and you have fired up your heat lamp and dusted off the brooder box. There are spring chicks all over, including my bathroom. My bathroom?! Much to the surprise of any visitors, yes, I am brooding my babies in the bathroom. It is […]Read more »
Keeping your chickens healthy healthy and safe can be easy. With a little daily care; safe, clean living environments; a well designed coop; fresh food and water, and a few preventative measures your flock should thrive and live a long, happy life. But occasionally, even the most diligent chicken keeper can experience sickness or injury […]Read more »
It’s that time of year. You walk into the farm store and it is the first thing you hear. You follow the sound, and you are lead to little chirping bundles of joy. Baby chicks, all fluffy and cute. You can’t resist. You give in to the cuteness and buy some. Or, maybe you look […]Read more »
Raccoons and foxes and hawks, oh my! No matter where you live, there are predators that are a danger to your flock of chickens. Most people expect predators in rural settings, but they are also in urban and suburban settings. Most are sneaky, lurking at different hours of the day or night, depending on the […]Read more »
Over the past couple of months, I have been following a situation in the Pacific Northwest. A flock of backyard chickens was diagnosed with Avian Flu. As a backyard chicken keeper, I have always known that this could develop in backyard chickens but it is not very common. So why and how did this […]Read more »
Love A Child believes that love is something you do. As an organization, they are deeply committed to sustainable development initiatives in order to promote self-sufficiency for the Haitian people, and we have some big goals.Read more »
By Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village It is the first of February, only 7 more weeks until Spring, or so the calendar says. If you are like me, you may be in the midst of a cold front or a winter storm. Our forecast for today is 8-10 inches of snow with […]Read more »
Are you worried about your flock for the cold weather that is upon us? Don’t fret! By doing a few things, your chickens will be fine. Remember…chickens are birds, not mammals. Some things to ponder: Chickens have survived winter weather for many many years (before electricity – heated coops and water heaters were not heard […]Read more »
I am the chicken person in my family. It is a great conversation opener and people love to send me all things chicken in the form of emails and Facebook posts. Lately, I have gotten my fair share of chicken sweater pictures. Really, Chicken Sweaters are a “thing”. I had no idea.Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell of Iron Oak Farm When raising chickens it’s always important to have a “back up” plan. Just when you think everyone in the flock is happy, content and healthy, nature has a way of surprising us. Chickens can become ill or suffer injuries. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to […]Read more »