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by Rebecca Nickols ~ the garden-roof coop One of the many things I have enjoyed about writing for Community Chickens is getting to share the stories of many of our readers. Some are just undertaking a backyard flock, others are experienced farmers and a few of the Community followers are still in the dreaming and planning […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Snakes and Chickens – probably not a good combination… However, not every snake is venomous and most snakes are not even considered a threat to you or your flock. In my state (Missouri) there are 47 different species of snakes; only five of which are venomous: the copperhead, cottonmouth and 3 different species […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Fall is definitely a time of falling–leaves and feathers! My older hens have been molting for the last month and they look a sight! The coop is full of feathers, but it’s void of what I treasure the most–eggs! In fact the molting hens’ egg production has fallen off so drastically I […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Every devoted chicken keeper knows there are times when you wonder if your friends really want to listen to your tales of how wonderful it is to have backyard chickens, but Community Chickens understands how endearing and full of personality a chicken can be! If you were looking for a way that you could […]Read more »
by Guest Blogger Jenna Woginrich If you’re new to raising chickens, you might be a little intimidated setting up house for your new flock. After all, this is a big step. Chickens aren’t just pets: They’re livestock. That word seems to carry a sense of import not bestowed on our humble cats and dogs. And […]Read more »