Monthly Archives: October 2010

Why Aren’t My Chickens Laying (Lighting)?

Have your chickens started laying fewer eggs recently? If you haven’t made any big changes to how you’re caring for them, there’s a good chance it’s caused by the short day lengths. Chickens need 14-16 hours of light each day … Continue reading

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City Chickens Can Save BIG TIME Tax Payer Dollars! (Part 2)

by Patricia Foreman [If you missed part 1 of this guest article by Patricia Foreman, you can view it here: City Chickens Can Save BIG TIME Tax Payer Dollars! (Part 1).] Here’s how it can work. The math is simple, … Continue reading

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2010 Photo Contest Winner

Too Funny for Words The final results are in for this category of the photo contest. The Winner Congratulations to Kristine Jahnke for winning first place in the contest with her photo of their family cat curled up next to … Continue reading

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Preparing your Laying Flock for Winter, Part 2

[This is the second part of a two part article.  If you missed part 1, you can read it at: Preparing your Laying Flock for Winter, Part 1.] Photo by Sheila Falconer Water Supply Water is important to chickens in … Continue reading

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2010 Photo Contest: Finalists Poll

Too Funny for Words 10/14/2010 Update – Winner Announcement Click the link below to see the winner announcement for the Too Funny for Words category of the contest: Winner Announcement – Too Funny for Words 10/13/2010 Update – Finalist Poll … Continue reading

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Preparing your Laying Flock for Winter, Part 1

If you have a flock of laying hens, there are several important steps you can take to prepare for the colder weather and shorter days that winter brings.  These steps will help you keep your layers in the best health … Continue reading

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City Chickens Can Save BIG TIME Tax Payer Dollars! (Part 1)

by Patricia Foreman [This is the third in a series of articles by guest author Patricia Foreman. Her previous articles are: The Chicken Have-More Plan and Chickens: The Mascots of the Local Foods Movement] There are many warm-feathery reasons to … Continue reading

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