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Diagnosing illness in your flock helps keep them healthy and you calm. [Publish date] Sept 6, 2021 It’s important to act quickly at the first signs of illness in your flock. Unfortunately, chickens are experts at hiding any signs of sickness to prevent becoming a target of bullying from the rest of the flock. However, […]Read more »
Gardening with chickens is an adventure for you and for them. Elizabeth Mack shares tips to keep your birds (and plants) healthy and safe. When I moved onto my small hobby farm a few years ago, I had two requirements: chickens and gardens. I soon brought home my first small flock of hens and let […]Read more »
Excited about new chicks, but nervous about introducing them to your existing flock? Elizabeth Mack walks you through bird dynamics to keep everyone safe. Bringing new chicks home can be a stressful time, but it’s especially nerve-wracking when you have an existing flock. The old girls are set in their ways, know their place, and […]Read more »
Story and photos by Liz Fulghum Prepare for new spring chicks with this easy DIY brooder. This last year has been a strange time for so many people. But as this 2021 spring arrives, we can look forward to new opportunities and projects. Hopefully this last year has let lots of us connect more to […]Read more »
Rich and Marion Patterson of Winding Pathways LLC share their experiences with sharing their animals with their kids for the benefit of all. -Advertisement- Kids love animals. Even infants are fascinated watching colorful wild birds visiting a feeder. Toads and butterflies capture their imagination, while puppies, kittens, bunnies and just about any other animal grabs […]Read more »
A blog post from new blogger Sandra Cryder Why am I obsessed with poultry? I’ve been thinking about this lately as I watch my flock gamble across the yard. My grandparents were farmers, but they raised hogs. My parents and I lived in town and our pets were dogs. The only time I encountered a […]Read more »
How to Prepare your Flock for a Pet Sitter by Kaylee Vaughn Planning a vacation can be stressful and overwhelming when it means leaving your chickens behind! I am guilty of being the crazy chicken lady who doesn’t want to leave her flock in anyone else’s care. My significant other and I have even taken […]Read more »
Mid January, it is that time of year that I am really looking forward to Spring. Our ground is still frozen and snow covered. The days are short, but growing longer and all I need to get excited are seed and hatchery catalogs. When I first got chickens I was on a free for […]Read more »
by Wendy EN Thomas of Lessons Learned from the Flock We have an odd duck in the flock. This spring we picked up 12 new chicks, 3 Buff Orpingtons, 3 Barred Rocks, 3 New Hampshire Reds, and 3 (what we thought were) Araucanas. One of the Araucanas, however, was lighter than the rest, she had […]Read more »
by Wendy EN Thomas of Lessons Learned from the Flock Warning, this post is about killing a chicken. Not everyone feels comfortable talking about culling a flock member, but sometimes it has to be done. Which is why I taught myself to use a killing cone, if I’m going to teach workshops on raising chickens, […]Read more »