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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 »
The springtime is one of the most exciting times in the chicken keeping experience. It’s all about new life! Our hens start laying again after their long winter break, baby chicks are popping up at feed stores, and in many homes you can hear the whirr of running incubators. This post covers everything you need […]Read more »
I remember the first time I saw a Polish chicken. It was a White Crested Black, or a Top Hat as they’re more commonly called. The rounded display of feathers on it’s head was both hilarious and beautiful! It opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for me when it comes to chicken breeds. […]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 Jennifer Sartell So, here at Community Chickens…we’re pretty keen on eggs. Being chickens keepers and all…, well for us, eggs are pretty eggciting! So each year when Easter rolls around, it’s a wonderful excuse to have tons of fun with all that our chickens provide! Here is your one stop guide for lots of […]Read more »
by Harvey Ussery Photos by author Eggs from backyard flocks are some of the best eggs in the world. Those dependent on supermarket eggs may not even know what they’re missing out on. Chickens provide more food than just eggs. Necessary culling of the flock graces the dinner table with flavorful meat. But backyard flocks […]Read more »