If you have been raising your chickens up since they were itty, bitty day old chicks you may be wondering when you will get your first egg. Chickens usually start to lay at a few months old (it can be longer for some breeds). Learn the 3 important signs to look for that will tell […]
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 […]
So many folks raise chickens these days. That’s fabulous! Here is a little more information regarding the size of pullet eggs, the hens that are laying, and the size of the eggs as weighed on an antique egg scale. Those hens are always up to some sort of antics.
By keeping a backyard flock you can be a vital part of protecting heritage and rare chicken breeds. (There are so many ways to save the world with chickens. It’s totally awesome.) Some of the rare breeds are lots of fun to keep, and useful to have around. They can be excellent layers, hardy birds, […]
Why I love keeping backyard chickens.
Egg Peritonitis: what it is and how we saved our hen.