One of the most important ways to ensure a harmonious flock is making sure that your hen/rooster ratio is reasonable. Multiple roosters will squabble and even kill each other when competing for too few hen’s affections. Many towns have ordinances against roosters because of their before-dawn crowing, and it’s always a good idea to check […]
If you added new chicks to your flock this year, you are probably going through the steps to safely integrate them into the flock. The chicken flock pecking order will be upset for awhile and drama will ensue. But there are a few steps you can take to minimize the drama. Find out my top […]
It is amazing how fast goslings and chicks grow up. Our first batch of chicks is now six weeks old, while the ones we hatched here are approaching four weeks. The goslings, meanwhile, are five weeks old. Here is a little bit about how the aging process works for both chickens and geese.
There are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to keeping your homestead animals safe. Here I talk about the differences between chicken wire and hardware cloth and how we use them for our chicken coop security.
Bringing chicks home to raise for eggs is exciting, but the wait for those eggs can be long! Read here about the best ways to help raise those chickens to be strong egg layers and how long you have to wait for those fresh eggs!
At one time I had vowed never to raise chickens, apparently I broke that vow. In doing so I have learned several things about chickens and raising them. Read about six things I did not know about raising chickens here!