Monthly Archives: June 2010

Molting Chickens

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

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How To Keep Your Chickens Safe, Part 1

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

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Book Review: Making Mobile Hen Houses (Roberts)

Review of Michael Roberts book “Making Mobile Hen Houses”. Continue reading

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Pearl White Leghorns

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 City) claims to be the first person in America to breed the White Leghorn. Continue reading

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Why Raise Chickens?

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

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Backyard Poultry Advantages from The Chicken Whisperer™

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….
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