I have been working in small animal medicine for about 20 years, and, although it might seem that being a veterinarian would automatically qualify me for taking care of backyard chickens, birds are quite a bit different from dogs and cats…And that’s the understatement of the century! I do have the itch to get some […]
Deciding to keep chickens has been a fun adventure for us. We have fresh eggs daily, something to eat any scraps and compost them for us, and the best entertainment around! Getting started with keeping chickens is a fairly simple process, and today I am going to share with you some ways to do just […]
I was so afraid of getting chicks, even after my husband built a beautiful coop for them. What if I killed them? What did I even need? Turns out, you only need a few basic things to bring chicks home today.
Growing sprouts for backyard chickens is a wonderful way to supplement their diet, especially if they aren’t free-ranging. What I am talking about is NOT fodder. I’ve seen fodder grow in popularity lately and I love the concept; but my backyard farming friends have had mold, flies and mice in their fodder. So I decided […]