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When winter arrives and the safety of the lush green trees is gone, our chickens lose their outside time. See, when the leaves are down the risk of hawk and falcon attacks are so great, we choose to keep them in the safety of the barn. Though they can move about the barn and […]Read more »
Fall is coming; are you ready? It is officially that time of year again when we must begin to prepare for the colder months. The colder the climate you live in, the more preparation that will be needed. Where do we even start? There are so many loose ends to tie up before the snow […]Read more »
Our adventure in turkeys began with a simple phone call. Ten days ago, I received a phone call from a dear friend in a bit of a pickle. She had left a few days earlier on a road trip from Ohio to Colorado. She called from Topeka, Kansas, in need of a favor. The friend […]Read more »
When Chicken Math Goes Too Far So, we have all heard of chicken math. It has claimed us all from one time or another. What happens when the chicken math has gone too far? After six years of adding, adding, and more adding it has become apparent, the addition needs to become subtraction. How do […]Read more »
Help Combat the Summer Heat Chickens, like so many other animals, have a hard time dealing with drastic climates. Whether they’re dealing with extreme cold or heat, there are a few things you can do to help them be a little less miserable. Try adding a few of these DIY projects into your flock management. […]Read more »
Want to make tote bags from your feed bags? It can be any feed bags you have available, chicken, dog, sheep, rabbit, goat, horse, or even cat. Directions 1. I wanted my finished bag 13″ tall. So, I measured 13” + 2″ for top hem + 4″ for a total of 19”. Why add 4” […]Read more »
IT STARTED LIKE ANY OTHER CHORE TIME When chickens are given the option, they prefer to be out rooming amongst the yard. Working hard at capturing bugs and munching upon the grass. Have you ever really thought about what it must feel like to be a chicken, that’s cooped up all day every day? Even […]Read more »
This brute of a breed may seem large and charge but the reality is, they’re amongst the sweetest most docile of breeds. The gentle giants come well equipped with amazing feathered feet and a small rose comb. Making them perfect for colder climates! Originally from India, Brahmas were intended as meat birds. However, it was […]Read more »
Silkies are a great breed When it comes to chickens, one breed seems to stick out over the rest. Everyone seems to have at least one of these little cuties in their flock. What breed am I talking about? The silkie, of course! These little Bantams aren’t just adorable, they also have some great attributes […]Read more »
How does your favorite mail-order hatchery stack up? After months of research, I compiled a list of what I feel are the top five hatcheries. I contacted and research sixteen well-known hatcheries, polling chicken lovers all over the country through forums and social media to acquire the consumers’ hands-on experiences, as well as my own […]Read more »