Monthly Archives: June 2010
Molting is a natural process that chickens go through yearly to renew their feathers. When molting, chickens gradually lose their old feathers and replace them by growing new features. Molting can take anywhere from two to six months to complete. … Continue reading
In our recent survey the number one voiced concern was “How do I keep my chickens safe?” Here are a few ideas to do just that: Your chickens are vulnerable at all hours of the day and night. The biggest … Continue reading
Review of Michael Roberts book “Making Mobile Hen Houses”. Continue reading
The White Leghorn originated in Tuscany, Italy (see map below) and is considered a Mediterranean breed. White Leghorns were brought to America in 1853 by ship. Mr. W. Simpson, of West Farms, New York (now a part of New York … Continue reading
Raising chickens, like gardening and many other homesteading activities allow us to participate in something that supports and sustains life. Food is, obviously, essential to life, and …. Continue reading
There are many advantages of keeping a backyard flock of chickens, and you no longer have to live on a farm to benefit from these advantages….