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by Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick. So, you want to keep chickens? You’re reading all you can to learn what you need to know to get started, you have bought all the books and are scouring the internet, hoping to absorb the most important information. That’s a great start! Some things are less painful […]Read more »
by Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick. As a kid, driving around neighborhoods admiring the Christmas lights with my 4 siblings in the back seat of the family station wagon was always one of the highlights of the season. I still enjoy holiday light displays and, as a chicken-keeper, I find holiday coop displays absolutely […]Read more »
by Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick In the past decade, the popularity of backyard chicken-keeping has elevated the status of chickens from expendable, barnyard livestock to valued family pets. Unfortunately, many of the earlier poultry-keeping articles and books were written with livestock in mind; frequently in those writings, culling is the proposed solution for certain injuries, behaviors and […]Read more »
Everyone enjoys spoiling their pets. We get a kick out of seeing them run to greet us at the mere sight of the treat container or the sound of the back door opening. But the wrong type of treats and treats in excess can be harmful to their health, stunt growth, shorten their lifespans and interfere with […]Read more »
It’s that time of year when I do a major coop cleaning and this year, it’s an easier task than ever before due to a few simple modifications that were made in our coops. Not only is it faster to complete the semi-annual ‘deep cleanings,’ but I find that I am able to keep the […]Read more »
by Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick When I was preparing to welcome my first dozen baby chicks home, I spent nearly a year reading books and researching online to absorb all I could about caring for chickens. The internet is a powerful tool, but it is also the birthplace of many a cyber-legend and […]Read more »