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The time to set up your brooder? Well before you walk into the local feed store and hear peeping, or drool over the latest hatchery catalog. Give yourself time to do it right. If you go the mother nature route and plan on one of your mama hens doing all the work, it still may […]Read more »
First of a three part series on Wry Neck. See the other two parts here: Part 2 Final Part Our friends and family know Uno’s story well. They know that his Rhode Island Red parents (Red & RooRoo) had a zany relationship. They know that Red lost interest in sitting on her clutch […]Read more »
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 »
by Meredith Chilson I’ve come to know, through the Wonders of the Internet, a young couple in Oklahoma who have given up suburban living to build a homestead and grow a market garden. Building a home for new chicks. When I read that they are going to start raising chickens on their homestead, I asked […]Read more »
by Wendy EN Thomas of Lessons Learned from the Flock When I visited Hawaii, on my doctor’s orders, I wore a neoprene brace on my post-surgery knee. Each time I entered the water, I used it as protection from the shells and rocks. It was a simple rubber sleeve that I pulled onto my leg, […]Read more »
by Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village The first week of Spring has come and gone. Baby chicks are peeping from brooders in feed stores across the Country; I could not help but think of those chicks and where they may end up, specifically as 4-H projects for many of the nation’s youth. What exactly is […]Read more »