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by Rebecca Nickols When I first contemplated the idea of backyard chickens I originally intended that this venture was my little attempt at a more sustainable lifestyle… My goal was: “grow your own” and not rely on purchasing aged, processed or chemically altered food. Well, I accomplished that goal in a sense. I haven’t purchased […]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 Photos by author 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 […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Photos by author 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 […]Read more »