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This coming June will be 2 years since starting my first flock of chicken(s) here on 25 Acres. Even though there has been a slow down to the number of “firsts” I’m experiencing, it still doesn’t make it any less shocking when weird things happen. Recently, I started supplementing the chicken dust bathing area with […]Read more »
Dust baths are important for maintaining a healthy, happy flock. But what do you do when the ground is frozen or covered in snow? Make an all-weather dust bath for your chickens! We live in a part of the Western US that experiences cold winters but rarely gets a lot of snow. Last year, though, […]Read more »
by Liz Hessen of For the Love of Chicken Poop -A collection of random information I thought was interesting. Chickens have a third eyelid. Their upper and lower eyelids move freely, like ours, except their lower lid moves a little more freely. The third eyelid lays between the other two lids and the eye. It […]Read more »
By Jennifer Sartell A friend of mine recently asked me why her beautiful white Cochin bantam was turning yellow. She admitted that the spring freezing and thawing has done a muddy number on her coop and run, but that it seemed like the problem was something other than a “dirty” issue. Evidently, she read my […]Read more »