As a poultry owner, few things are more frustrating than when your chickens stop laying. We will diagnose the problem, and examine remedies. This post will get your flock back on track!
It looked like chicken carnage in the coop. There were feathers everywhere, and my heart sunk. I quickly did head count. Everyone was present and accounted for, thank goodness! Now to figure out whose feathers were everywhere, and why. A little more investigation gave me the answer: the chickens were molting. The first time my […]
Keeping a flock harmonious is an ongoing challenge on the farm, especially if you have a lot of birds or a wide variety of species. To keep any group of poultry happy, the first thing to consider is the male to female ratio. Here’s a handy breakdown of the appropriate male/female balance for various farmyard […]
Chickens are pretty easy to raise, but it IS possible to make some mistakes. Find out what they are ahead of time so you don’t make the same ones.
Backyard poultry keepers often feel comfortable eating eggs from their flock raw or under cooked. After a friend accused me of trying to make my kids sick by feeding them soft yolked fried eggs one morning, I thought I’d tell you all why I feel comfortable doing it. Here are my thoughts on the apparently […]
Baby chicks are very active and curious creatures that are happiest with a lot of stimulus. When you first receive little chicks they are usually quiet and spend much of their time huddled under their light, but within a week they should be bouncing around eagerly. One of the dangers of chicks without anything to […]