Category Archives: Chickens

LISTEN TO YOUR GOVERNMENT, PEOPLE!!!

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The A-Z of Chicken Breeds and Choosing the Perfect One

Naturally the perfect chicken means different things to different people. My perfect chicken would not only lay the egg, but scramble it and serve it in bed to me. While I enjoyed breakfast in bed she would do housework! So, … Continue reading

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The Plymouth Rock Chicken

The Plymouth Rock is one of Americas’ oldest breeds. It was the hen that was seen from coast to coast before the end of World War 2 and it became the nation’s main source of chicken meat and eggs. As … Continue reading

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Chicken Wormers: All You Need To Know

Chickens, like most mammals and birds, are prone to worms. Some of these little beasties can cause all sorts of problems for your chickens. We are going to give you a ‘worm primer’; what they are, what they do and … Continue reading

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Well, that just ruins it for me

Here’s an actual headline and an actual story that seems to have some real science at its core. Of course you’d want to dress up your pet chicken this Halloween, but according to ABC News, there’s a particular strain of … Continue reading

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Preserve your eggs for winter

-Dolt

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Dried Mealworms: Should Your Chickens Eat Them?

Mealworms! Shake that packet and chickens come running from every corner of the yard. Chickens love dried mealworms, no doubt about it. But should you be feeding them to your flock? It really depends on the supplier. As always, higher … Continue reading

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Dominique Chicken: What to Know Before Getting One

The Dominique is said to be America’s oldest chicken breed. It was brought to the United States by settlers and helped them to survive the brutal first years of colonization. They were used as a dual purpose hen and even … Continue reading

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Welsummer Chicken: All You Need To Know

These beautiful birds are under-represented in backyard world of chickens. This is a great shame as they have many outstanding attributes for the small homesteader as we shall see. They are a fairly recent addition to chicken breeds, being ‘born’ … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in Tennessee…..

A Nashville-area man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly attacking his neighbor with an ax, court records show. Witnesses say suspect Garret Ankney, 54, fought with the neighbor outside their Whites Creek homes, believing the neighbor’s dog had either killed or … Continue reading

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And now you know…

Keeping eggs fresh has always been a challenge. Less than 100 years ago refrigeration was a luxury for the rich, so keeping eggs fresh relied on ingenuity and the staples of the house. In this article we are going to … Continue reading

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Calm down, Luis – it’s not what you think

Chicken drinking nipples are a fairly recent innovation in the backyard poultry world although the commercial industry has been using them for several years. In fact, regular drinkers have not been used in the commercial poultry field for years. One … Continue reading

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Chicken Wormers: All You Need To Know

Chickens, like most mammals and birds, are prone to worms. Some of these little beasties can cause all sorts of problems for your chickens. We are going to give you a ‘worm primer’; what they are, what they do and … Continue reading

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All You Need To Know About Rooster Crowing

Cock-a-doodle-do, it is a universally known sound that just about everyone knows. Roosters are loud and proud and like to let everyone know they are in the neighborhood! But seriously, why do they crow? There are several reasons why a … Continue reading

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Curing the impacted crop

Last Thursday the weather had been really nice and the gang was out in the yard for a long time (as per Friday’s morning post). Later in the afternoon, Betty was quiet and just stood without eating anything else for … Continue reading

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Feeding 600 chickens

-JM

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Oh yeah they do

If I mow my grass when it’s damp I’ll have a huge clump of compressed grass fall out from under the deck, and I’ll snatch it up and feed it to my birds. They’ll knock that shit out within an … Continue reading

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How Long Do Chickens Live: 6 Factors That Impact Life Expectancy

We all love our chickens, but how long do they live? The answer to the question can depend on so many things. Nowadays, hens have become productive pets for thousands of people and we want the best for them, so … Continue reading

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Swedish Flower Hen: Complete Breed Profile

A hen with such a pretty sounding name has to be special – and the Swedish Flower Hens (Skånsk Blommehöna) is certainly that. The name translates as ‘Skane Bloom-hen’; very appropriate since the feathers remind you of flowers. It was … Continue reading

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Belgian D’Uccle: Mille Fleur Variety, Egg Laying and More

Chickens don’t come any cuter than Belgian D’Uccles – but I am biased of course! If there were only one breed I could keep, they would be it. Also known as Barbu D’Uccles, these pint-sized birds have personality by the … Continue reading

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