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Let’s face it, poultry of all sorts are the best! They are not only our pets and companions; they are useful around the home. You can put your flock to work all over the yard. There are great reasons why we love our chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, turkeys, pheasants and any other kind of poultry […]Read more »
When my husband and I built our original “A” frame coop, the Coop de Clucks Chalet, we had no idea it would continue to evolve over the years. We have updated it at least five times now. The latest addition was to make room for the Hollywood Divas (Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Katharine […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms Cleaning the coop is probably the most dreaded chore we as chicken keepers must perform but also the most important. Why? Keeping the coop and run environment clean is the best way to prevent disease in your flock. What process should you use? What makes this […]Read more »
Yes, yes, I know it was Cinderella but it just so happens that my princess is named Alice. Alice recently lost her best friend and hatch mate, Myrtie. Her three wicked and older stepsisters have been unkind. Alice & Myrtie were at the bottom of the pecking order but it seems the wicked […]Read more »
Are Your Chickens Tame? Do you want them to be? I’ve had a bunch of friends, family and followers of my blog ask me how it is my chickens are so tame. My Mom will tell you it’s because I treat all my animals like they are my children. My husband would probably say […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! How many of us who own animals especially farm animals have the opportunity to get away for a little R & R or sometimes, a necessary getaway such as helping an elderly parent, chaperoning a field trip for our children or even a trip to promote our small […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! If you are a seasoned chicken keeper or lover you probably know what “chicken math” means. If you are new to the world of chicken keeping, chicken math is 2+2=more, meaning once you get a few chickens, you’ll start seeking out chicken friends, Facebook pages, magazines and […]Read more »
Mildred in molt with one lone tail feather left Do you keep records on your chickens? With backyard chicken keeping becoming more and more popular and homesteading taking hold, keeping records of our flocks is very important. In addition, most veterinarians are not avian specialists and finding one that is an avian specialist is not […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! There are many myths in the world of eggs. Whether it is in regards to human food intake, human health issues or about chickens themselves; many myths exist that simply aren’t true. Here are ten myths about eggs, debunked. . Eggs […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Chicken breeds with frizzled feathers seem be very popular these days. I have four chickens with frizzled feathers. The beauty of the frizzled feathers and the remarkable look are quite attractive to many of us chicken lovers. Their puff ball appearance and the Polish […]Read more »