When we first adopted Mr. Tweet, the ladies (hens) had a hard time accepting him. He was so fluffy and they had not seen a Silkie before. Under normal circumstances, I don’t recommend giving chickens a regular bath. But there are certain times when it is absolutely necessary. Read on to lean why Mr. Tweet […]
Sometimes called pecking order, the coop hierarchy actually works to maintain order and contentment in the coop. Lately, a huge loss in the feather family affected the pecking order. The chicken behavior hasn’t fully recovered yet. But it will.
It’s a question every chicken owner has to answer at some point – will you add a rooster or have a girls only coop? Rooster are great for more than just providing baby chicks but are they right for you?
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 […]
There are moments in this lifestyle that are so high. Like you’re walking on clouds. Like nothing can get you down. Moments with fresh strawberries, and newborn baby goats, and fresh cheese. Those are the high times. And yet with this lifestyle you live so close to the earth and the animals that when there […]
We recently had our very first home butchering experience. We had a rooster that was intended for the dinner table, and the time had come. It was a day full of a broad spectrum of emotions – excitement, sadness, gratitude, respect, and a sense of pride and accomplishment. One of the most interesting parts of […]