Your hen’s egg laying starts to decline after their second birthday, but they can live for up to a decade or more. What are your options for dealing with aging hens and how can you best care for them?
Working out how many hens and how many roosters you have can be very tricky when the chicks are little. With Sussex chickens there is a way to tell from about four weeks old. This post shows you how to tell this difference an also whether your chickens are pure-bred or have been crossed.
We recently redid our chicken coop for our ever expanding flock of fourteen chickens. We’ve had three chicken coops now and have learned a lot in each rendition about what to consider when building.
A friend of mine just shared a picture of her “extra chick” that came with her latest hatchery order. I’m sure you’ve been seeing them all over Facebook and the chicken forums. Everyone wants to know, what kind of chick is this? Did you know that one of the best ways to identify a chick, […]
Geese have a thick layer of fluffy down around most of their body, which helps to keep them warm even in the coldest temperatures. This is the same down we use to stuff our own comforters so that we are toasty on long winter nights, and geese utilize it in much the same way. However, […]
I have borrowed a buck to breed my does and I now own 2 breeding bucks. Here is what I have learned from both situations and which one I prefer.