You are standing in the feed store starting at all the adorable fluffy chicks, wondering how many you should bring home. There’s room for a couple extra in your coop, right? Right??!? Or maybe you already have a flock. But this year they aren’t laying as much as they used to, and you’re thinking about […]
Thinking about adding more chickens to your backyard flock? Make sure you know how to properly integrate new birds into the existing flock. Introducing new chickens can be easy, or it can end in a very sad way. Make sure your birds stay safe by following these tips:
If you have kept chickens for any length of time you may find yourself wondering, how do I know if I have a sick chicken? It’s a good question to ask, because part of keeping a flock of birds is knowing the signs of illness, and what you can do about them. If you have […]
Eww! My chicken’s feathers are dirty in the back. These feathers are broken, but it’s not time for a molt. What’s this thing crawling around in her feathers? Why aren’t my chickens laying; it’s spring! Are chicken’s legs supposed to be so scaly? Is it normal for chickens to peck at themselves? Are these red […]
Most chickens have some worms, but it isn’t a problem until the chicken becomes overwhelmed with too many. Then it can cause health issues, decreased laying, and even death. 🙁 Deworming chickens isn’t difficult, but the tricky part is deciding if your flock needs dewormed or not!
Garden season is RIGHT around the corner, and I know I’m itching to get started on this year’s garden. Unfortunately, it’s still too cold and wet to do much outside, and still a little early to start seedlings indoors. That doesn’t mean we can’t start planning the spring garden though! Here are some simple steps […]