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Let’s face it, poultry of all sorts are the best! They are not only our pets and companions; they are useful around the home. You can put your flock to work all over the yard. There are great reasons why we love our chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, turkeys, pheasants and any other kind of poultry […]Read more »
When my husband and I built our original “A” frame coop, the Coop de Clucks Chalet, we had no idea it would continue to evolve over the years. We have updated it at least five times now. The latest addition was to make room for the Hollywood Divas (Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Katharine […]Read more »
Yes, yes, I know it was Cinderella but it just so happens that my princess is named Alice. Alice recently lost her best friend and hatch mate, Myrtie. Her three wicked and older stepsisters have been unkind. Alice & Myrtie were at the bottom of the pecking order but it seems the wicked […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! How many of us who own animals especially farm animals have the opportunity to get away for a little R & R or sometimes, a necessary getaway such as helping an elderly parent, chaperoning a field trip for our children or even a trip to promote our small […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! If you are a seasoned chicken keeper or lover you probably know what “chicken math” means. If you are new to the world of chicken keeping, chicken math is 2+2=more, meaning once you get a few chickens, you’ll start seeking out chicken friends, Facebook pages, magazines and […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! There are many myths in the world of eggs. Whether it is in regards to human food intake, human health issues or about chickens themselves; many myths exist that simply aren’t true. Here are ten myths about eggs, debunked. . Eggs […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Chicken breeds with frizzled feathers seem be very popular these days. I have four chickens with frizzled feathers. The beauty of the frizzled feathers and the remarkable look are quite attractive to many of us chicken lovers. Their puff ball appearance and the Polish […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Whether you are new to chicken-keeping or just expanding due to chicken math, here are a few tips to make your coop easier for you to clean and more comfortable for your feathered family. 1) Paint every surface with a non-toxic animal-safe paint to […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Tips for the Chicken Lover’s Soul When Projects are Involved (NO chicken soup here) Over the last year and half that I’ve been raising my chickens, first three hens, then two more, now four more and probably even more later; I’ve learned a few […]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 »