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Traci DeLore helps us understand how to keep some useful flock records. Keeping flock records might not seem necessary when you have a small backyard flock. However, over time, you may wish you had a written record of certain things to look back on. I was about a year into keeping chickens when I realized it […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson It’s a sunny spring day. The coop doors are open to the outside, and the hens are digging and scratching in the wet leaves. It’s too early, yet, to do a thorough coop cleaning—there will still be a few days of sloppy snowflakes and nights when the temperatures fall below freezing. It’s […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Since I am adding five new chicks to my flock count, safety and security are foremost in my mind. Now I realize that in the days before we knew what bio security meant or how poultry diseases and parasites affected our chickens, people added […]Read more »
I may not make a lot of friends with this post, but hear me out. I’m not sure that all of these “crazy” and “artsy” coop tours popping up all over the place are such a good idea. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I sing the praises of backyard chicken ownership all the time, but […]Read more »