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Bruce and Elaine Ingram share their tips and tricks for understanding and managing roosters. Over the years, my wife, Elaine, and I have typically possessed two or three roosters holding forth in a pair of pens that adjoin each other. Some cocks have tolerated each other, others have not, and some have forged their own […]Read more »
Two of our favorite faces of the poultry world, Patricia Foreman and Victoria Miller join Jennifer Pitino of the “Urban Chicken Podcast” to discuss how city chicks make a community better. Thank you to our sponsor Premier 1 Supplies for making this episode possible! Backyard chickens can provide a local food source, keep pests out of your […]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 »
New blogger Katherine Kretchmar comes to us from Minnesota. Happy spring! In my part of Minnesota that doesn’t mean green things yet, but it does mean that the snow is mostly gone (for now, though April can always bring more) and my chickens are venturing out of the coop. Variety of Chickens We have a […]Read more »
The Man: Meet Bruce. Bruce is a 4-year-old Lab/Pug mix. Bruce has a lot of energy, he’s super sweet, loves to play, is always down to cuddle, but doesn’t listen and has killed chickens before. Bruce uses his super speed to patrol all backyard activities. While he spares the neighborhood rabbits, his territory remains an […]Read more »
by Jessie Fetterling – Photographed by Kenneth B. Hill Have you ever considered raising chickens in your own backyard? Whether you live in the city or the country, you can raise a few hens and enjoy fresh eggs that are significantly more nutritious than commercial eggs you purchase at the supermarket. Local laws concerning poultry […]Read more »
by Julie Miles Photos by author My chicken coop is on wheels! I have a friend who is a woodworker and a jack-of-all-trades, so I commissioned him to build my chicken RV (a large chicken tractor!). Most of the RV was built from scraps that we had lying around. I had a lot of leftover […]Read more »