Category Archives: Tips and tricks

Bantam Chickens: Breeds, Egg Laying, Size and Care Guide

Bantam Chickens are most suitable for small backyards where space is premium. You can easily fit two bantams into the space required by one standard bird and since they like to fly, building up will accommodate them well. They may … Continue reading

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A prayer request and a sausage recipe from pigpen51

From the comments HERE: I know this comment is not related to the post, but I thought, what the hell, if grandpa gets a lap dance out of it, it must be a good thing. A while ago, I mentioned … Continue reading

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Should You Use Sand In Your Chicken Coop?

Most folks use convention bedding materials in the coop, spreading straw, hay or similar over the floors and in the nest boxes. Some people however, use sand as flooring material. This prompted us to take a look at the positives … Continue reading

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44 Beautiful DIY Chicken Coop Plans You Can Actually Build

So, you are planning to build your own chicken coop. * Below we have 44 free DIY chicken coop plans with simple step by step instructions. We will also give you some general guidelines about coops to help smooth the … Continue reading

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Dirty Little Secrets – Women’s Self Defense

The dirty little secret about women’s self defense is that women will more often need to defend themselves from people they’ve met – skeevy neighbors, violent exes, nasty stalkers who happen to be formerly sane roommates – than they will … Continue reading

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How to Stop Them Pecking Each Other

Todays’ article tackles one of the least endearing qualities of our beloved hens – bullying. It is more than establishing the ‘pecking order’- it is systematically picking on one or two hens for no apparent reason. Bullying can be limited … Continue reading

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Harley recall

MILWAUKEE — Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 250,000 motorcycles because the brakes might fail. MORE

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The Easiest Way To Catch A Chicken

Sounds simple doesn’t it? When I first started out with chickens and had a handful of ladies it was simple. They all knew and trusted me – so I could easily scoop them up and do whatever was needed. When … Continue reading

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Tractor Hacking

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Black Copper Marans: Complete Breed Guide

A hen that seems to be all the rage at the moment is the Black Copper Maran chicken. It’s a beautiful bird that lays very special, dark, chocolate colored eggs. Although it has not been around that long (1900 or … Continue reading

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How to tell a rooster from a hen

So, just how do you determine the sex of those just-hatched fluff balls in your incubator? And how do you tell the adults apart too? Sexing a chick can be easy (sex link chicks), or it can be a mysterious … Continue reading

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Know your chickens

A great resource on damned near anything you want to know about your birds. HERE -George

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Australorp Chickens: A Comprehensive Care Guide

The Australorp is a fairly recent arrival on the chicken scene, but in it’s relatively short history it has made a huge impression on chicken keepers and the poultry industry the world over. The name is a contraction of Australian … Continue reading

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Lisa buys these

And I gotta tell you, being the Chief Dishwasher in the Lane household, they work pretty damned good. They knock off the stuck-on shit out of the pans and they hold up fairly well.

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Frizzle Chicken: Breed Profile, Care Guide and More…

What, you may ask is a frizzle? It is most definitely a chicken, but a chicken with a very unusual look and some special needs to go with the look. They are fun, conspicuous and lovable – what more can … Continue reading

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Hunting Eastern Coyotes

You probably don’t know Tim Eaton. He’s a Kentucky preacher who can skin a buck, call a turkey, catch a bass, and hold his own in just about any outdoor pursuit you care to name. But to people in these … Continue reading

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Ameraucana Chicken: Care Guide, Color Varieties and More

The Ameraucana is a most unique chicken among its peers. It is a fairly recent addition to the chicken breeds making its’ debut in the 1970s. It has a staunch band of breeders and followers in this country and many … Continue reading

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Pretty damned good advice if you ask me

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What’s the perfect ratio of hens to roosters?

We often get asked how many roosters should be kept with a flock of hens. Although this question is a moot point for folks who cannot keep roosters because of city or byelaws, it is a valid question for those … Continue reading

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On smoking meat

Oh the delicious flavor of smoked ribs, brisket, or even fish and seafood… It’s a distinctive flavor, but varies significantly based on your methods. It can be sweet and fruity, or deep and woodsy, or anything in between. The beauty … Continue reading

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