Monthly Archives: May 2011

Snakes in the Coop

We were doing the chores late last night. We have two calves that we are bottle feeding until they attach fully to the nurse cow. After the bottle feeding we stopped by to get the eggs. There were hens nesting … Continue reading

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How to Introduce New Chickens into your Flock, part 1

If you’ve ever raised chicks then later added them to an existing flock of mature chickens, then you know that it is often an unpleasant experience. The older chickens peck the newcomers hard. They chase them, and they try to … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens for Our Home Flock, Day 23

Moving the chicks from the brooder into the chicken tractor.
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Raising Chickens for Our Home Flock, Day 17

Cleaning out the brooder. Foraging in the yard. Friendly Americana. Photos. Continue reading

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Raising Chickens for Our Home Flock, Day 9

Brooder temperature. Chicks sparring. Wing and tail feather development. Foraging in the yard. Feeders. The free rare/exotic chick. Photos. Continue reading

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Raising Chickens for Our Home Flock, Day 4

Chick grit – making it from grower grit. Overcoming problems with pasting up. Photos. Continue reading

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Raising Chickens for Our Home Flock, Day 3

Moving the chicks outdoors to a larger brooder. Description of the new brooder. Quick Chick supplement. Photos. Continue reading

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Raising Chickens for Our Home Flock, Day 1

The arrival of the baby chicks at the post office. Basic chick care for the first day.
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