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Do not feed salt water to chickens! I was recently complaining to a fellow chicken keeper about the fact that we had just spent $150 at the feed store to buy heated water buckets for the animals, and that’s not including the electricity used to run them all winter. This is not just for our […]Read more »
Chickens are amazing creatures! I have had people come up to me at the grocery store and ask if I was the “Chicken Lady.” They are always curious to why I started keeping chickens in the suburbs of Kansas City. Since it’s one of my favorite subjects, I have no problem sharing. Below are seven […]Read more »
The wind has been blustery cold these last few days and nights. The kind of cold that you want to look at from your cozy living room. Maybe you have a hot cup of coffee and a blazing fire going. That is the way to enjoy the beauty that winter can bring. However, we are […]Read more »
Summer Vacations, just the words spark vivid memories in my mind. Hot days, cool nights, fireflies strobe lighting the scene as summer scented breezes dance around. Lazy days where nothing really has to be done, but to sit back and enjoy yourself and maybe a new experience here and there. Each summer, we try to […]Read more »
by Shannon Cole of Country Girl In The Village Chicken Therapy, what can that possibly be? It is the profound sense of simple, natural, organic feeling that comes over a person while they enjoy watching chickens just being chickens in the yard. It doesn’t even have to be your own yard, Chicken Therapy can be done in other […]Read more »
by Heather Nicholson of Scratch Cradle Been there, done that! The biggest poultry pitfalls are also the easiest to avoid. Caused mostly by over-enthusiasm and good intentions, these missteps can cause stress, illness, injury, shortened lifespan, and impaired offspring. Avoid these common pitfalls and enjoy a healthy, happy flock for generations! Raising more chickens than […]Read more »
by Heather Nicholson of Scratch Cradle This time of year, many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are looking ahead towards spring. Along with the colorful seed catalogs, hatchery catalogs are arriving, and we browse exotic breeds, dreaming of the season ahead. This is the perfect time of year to set-up breeding pens with your […]Read more »
by Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick. So, you want to keep chickens? You’re reading all you can to learn what you need to know to get started, you have bought all the books and are scouring the internet, hoping to absorb the most important information. That’s a great start! Some things are less painful […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Isn’t it interesting how connections are made between people? I was sitting next to a very nice lady at a meeting a month or so ago, and she mentioned that her sons were taking orders for popcorn, as a benefit for another local organization. We love popcorn; I like to help out kids’ […]Read more »