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No matter the age of the student, there is something to learn in witnessing the hatching process. Whether it’s a toddler in preschool or a senior in High School, the miracle of birth is always a fascinating moment. Heck! I’m 37 and I’ve hatched hundreds of chicks, and I’m still learning and seeing new things […]Read more »
I originally bought this small manufactured cool to be our Silkie pen. But after seeing how handy it is with our teenage chickens I may decide to buy another one for next year’s teens. Grow-out Pens A holding place for chickens after they’ve left the brooder but before they’re old enough to enter the adult […]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 »
The time has come for the baby chicks to move from the brooder to outside. Because of the unseasonably warm weather that we have been experiencing, the chicks, which we mail ordered back in August have been living outside now for about a week. The time schedule is ahead of what I anticipated and they are […]Read more »
Have you walked into your local farm store or hatchery lately? The familiar peeping sound draws you in…it’s baby chick time! Rather it’s your first go round or you’re a pro at raising baby chicks, there are a few things that all of us can learn. This guide to getting started with chickens is a […]Read more »
Out here in western New York, Labor Day signals the return to school. School buses flash their lights through the foggy mornings; children are hustled out the door with new backpacks, uncreased paper and unused erasers. It has been many years since the school bus stopped at the end of our driveway, but in […]Read more »
The chicks we got in April have grown so fast. This White Rock shown above started out as a fluffy little yellow chick. The Silver Laced is growing into her look graciously. They all graduated from the inside brooder and have been living outside for a few weeks now. They are separated from the older/bigger […]Read more »
Peep…Peep…Peep. If you are like me, than Spring Fever has taken over and you have fired up your heat lamp and dusted off the brooder box. There are spring chicks all over, including my bathroom. My bathroom?! Much to the surprise of any visitors, yes, I am brooding my babies in the bathroom. It is […]Read more »
We know that you would sit and watch your chick(en)s all day if you could. Unfortunately, so many things in life seem to prevent it. Or, you might not be able to have chickens right now, but desperately miss their antics. Now there’s an incredible NEW solution to satiate your needs! The Community Chickens Chick Cam! […]Read more »