A while back, my cousin gave us a beautiful pair of Jersey Giant hens. They were 18 months old and were laying eggs. He said that Jersey Giants were slower to mature but made great layers. Zoey and I Ooohed and Aaaahed over them for days. They are solid black with bright red combs and […]
Even beginner chicken owner’s don’t have to be afraid of hatching their own. It’s easier than it seems! Here’s an easy how-to that makes it a possibility for anyone!
Here is a walk through of our brooding area. We have two master bathrooms. One with a large garden tub and another with a shower. We have literally used the garden tub one time in the last 4 years so we decided to put it to good use. If you plan to hatch your own […]
Cluck, cluck! This time of the year I begin to feel like a nesting hen. Although we don’t get to keep chickens in our tiny urban garden, this time of the year we borrow some eggs for a few weeks so that my bird-loving daughter can enjoy the experience of watching chicks hatch. The chicks […]
It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: Hatch Day! For 21 days you’ve been peeking and listening. You’ve had chicks on the brain. Now you finally get to see those fluffy faces. So what can you expect? First and foremost: 21 DAYS IS NOT DEFINITE. Please do not start panicking when day 21 comes […]
You broke an egg that’s been incubating, now what do you do? Here are instructions on how to fix and incubate a broken hatching egg and save that chick!