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There is a lot to consider when building your first coop. Here are 5 top ideas to consider from blogger Michele Cook. Chicken coops are easy to build. You can start with something pre-made like a shed or you can start from scratch. Either way there are a few things you will need to consider when […]Read more »
Roosters are loud, beautiful, mean, good guardians… in other words, contradictory critters. Michele Cook walks us through some of their pros and cons. Chicken keepers everywhere wrestle with the question “Should I keep a rooster?” Many times, balancing the pros and cons of keeping a rooster come up simply because a rooster snuck into a […]Read more »
Michele Cook shares ideas for getting a broody hen off the nest. We have a hen around here we call ‘Broody Betty’. She is a Rhode Island Red hen and she seriously wants to have some babies. I don’t want any more chicks but she doesn’t seem to care. Starting in spring and going until […]Read more »
Are your chickens so generous that you have extra eggs? Blogger Michele Cook shares ideas and recipes for desserts that use lots of eggs. Everyone needs dessert now and then.. What’s your favorite way to eat eggs? This is probably the most popular question I hear each week as I hand over cartons of eggs […]Read more »
Blogger Michele Cook writes a three-part series on caring for new chickens. This is Part 3: Sick Chicks. Look for Parts 1 & 2: “Housing Chicks” and “Chick Care Basics”. It is inevitable that one or two of your new chicks will get sick. Some issues, like pasty butt, are relatively minor, while others, such […]Read more »
Blogger Michele Cook writes a three-part series on caring for new chickens. This is Part 2: Basics for New Chicks. Look for Parts 1 & 3: “Housing Chicks” and “Sick Chicks”. Now that you have the brooder set up, let’s talk about the basic care for your new chicks. Your chicks will need food, water, […]Read more »
Blogger Michele Cook writes a three-part series on caring for new chickens. This is Part 1: Housing Chicks. It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining, the daffodils are blooming, and there is a distinct peeping noise at every farm store across the country. It’s time for chicks. If you’ve been wooed by […]Read more »