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Bringing home a peeping box with fluffy little chicks can be scary, but Elizabeth Mack has lots of excellent advice to help you. Photos by author. For new chicken owners, nothing is more exciting — and more terrifying — than bringing baby chicks home for the first time. Hopefully, you’ve done lots of pre-planning, and […]Read more »
Keep your chickens cool and comfortable this summer with these 5 quick and easy ways to cool your chicken coop! Summer is right around the corner, which means that it’s time to start preparing for those inevitable heat waves! Heat can make us all miserable, and that includes our chickens! But, depending on the temperatures […]Read more »
A few precautions will keep your chickens safe and warm during winter. Caring for your backyard poultry flock in winter can be especially challenging. Frigid temps, snow, and wind can all play havoc with our normal chicken care routine and with your birds’ health. Depending on your climate, winter can present some trying conditions, […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Last Saturday, we woke up to temperatures in the low 30s. We worried if our sour cherry trees and the early season plants in our garden would survive. We were relieved when the temperature rebounded the next day to the 70s and a brief survey of the farm proved that our plants […]Read more »
by Community Chickens While chickens have an average body temperature in the 120 degree Fahrenheit range, ambient air temperatures, especially heat, effect how efficiently they can keep themselves cool. As summer heat rises, it’s help to your chickens to provide them with some extra electrolytes to help them fight off acidosis and keep well-oxygenated blood […]Read more »