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by Jennifer Burcke Photos by author I’m not sure where the last month has gone. It seems like I blinked and it was over. As I sit here writing this post, I can hardly believe that our latest batch of baby chicks aren’t really babies anymore. It’s true. While they are only five-weeks old, they […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Photos by author One of the most difficult decisions involved in the chicken keeping experience is also one of the first to be made. Choosing which breed of chickens to live in your coop is a daunting task. In my last post, I wrote about selecting the best breed for your backyard […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Photos by author Asking questions, gathering information, and educating yourself are all important parts of the chicken keeping experience. At the onset of your chicken keeping experiment, there seem to be more questions than answers. Should we use a stationary chicken coop or a mobile chicken tractor? Do we want to keep […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author One of the bittersweet things about raising ducks, specifically pekins, is that they grow SO fast. Ducklings are so adorable, and while my heart melts when they’re little, I’m not sad to get the brooders out of the house after they’ve grown. Our brooding time was about a third […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Photos by author The welcome sign is always out on the coop at 1840 Farm. It usually welcomes guests to our farm. This week, it will be welcoming our new batch of day-old chicks. The big day has finally arrived! Today is the hatching day for our new chicks. We’ve been waiting for this […]Read more »
Every week at Community Chickens, we get dozens of questions from people across the world, hoping to find someone who has shared a similar experience. We try to answer them all, and forward them on to experts where we can. But many of the questions are unique, and because of this, we realize that sometimes […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Photos by author This spring the Master Gardener chapter that I’m a member of is doing a series of gardening classes and I’m excited that I will be doing a presentation entitled “Gardening with Chickens!” Before I start proclaiming the joys and benefits a gardener can expect from having a few […]Read more »
by Kimberly Furry Photos by author We only hatched one, lone Delaware chick from our first round of incubation a couple of months ago. Of the 12 eggs, only two fertilized and the one little guy never made it out of the egg. I figured it would be a good time to hunt for some […]Read more »
by Guest Blogger Jenna Woginrich Photos by author 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 […]Read more »
Guest post by Candice I made one of my famous spur-of-the-moment decisions (with the encouragement of friends and relatives) to raise a small batch of Cornish Cross meat birds this fall. I thought you might be interested in how it all turned out and what it cost. I’ve always said I would keep track of […]Read more »