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The coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone. Parents suddenly find themselves homeschooling their children, fights are breaking out over toilet paper, and people are losing their jobs at an alarming rate. It’s scary out there. There are a few effects of this pandemic that are unique to chicken owners. No matter if you have two hens […]Read more »
By Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village October is one of my favorite months of the year. I love that the hustle and bustle of August and September have started to slow. Harvest time is finishing up, my garden is dormant and school routines have been established. The leaves are changing to […]Read more »
As the seasons begin to change, it is important to recognize that chicken care and requirements can change as the colder weather ushers in. This year the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a harsh winter. Most often chicken keepers don’t really begin to prepare until the first snow fall arrives. It’s important to be prepared. Here […]Read more »
by Debbie Bosworth of Dandelion House Whether you are just starting out in your backyard chicken keeping adventures or you’re already an old hand at it one thing is for certain. At some point along the way we all find ourselves facing the sadness of losing ” one of the flock”. As if that isn’t […]Read more »
by Debbie Bosworth of Dandelion Hous Howdy fellow chicken keepers! It’s an exciting time of year here at the Little Red Hen House. The ground has finally thawed in our chicken run enough for us to finally get out of the coop and stretch our legs. We have a nice big run ( 12 x […]Read more »
by Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village It is still snowing here in Michigan. There have been new records set for both amount of snow fallen and for the frigid temperatures. To say winter has had an icy grip on us for far too long is an understatement. Daily, I truck out supplies to my coop, and by […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest Lately, there have been some negative backyard chicken articles popping up in the mainstream media. I can’t help but cringe when I hear of hundreds of people dropping off their flocks at local shelters. Their reasons were mixed. The chicks they had purchased for Easter last year grew up. […]Read more »