Monthly Archives: November 2011

How to Care For Your Chickens Through the Winter

For tips and information about how to best care for your chickens through the winter, please see these articles on our blog: Keeping the Chicken Water from Freezing Preparing Your Laying Flock for Winter (Part 1) and Part 2 – … Continue reading

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Everybodys Poultry Magazine

I’m looking for old copies of this magazine. If you have some to share or that I could get copies of, please let me know.   Thanks.

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Is Cedar a Suitable Chicken Coop Building Material

There has been a lot of discussion lately about cedar and chickens. We have searched to find chicken and cedar studies by universities or other authorities but have been unable to find any. For years our literature has recommended not … Continue reading

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Winners for the Homesteading Chores, Ideas, and Contraptions Photo Contest

First Place Rhonda Silva won first place with this photo of her duck ramp. As first place winner, Rhonda won a $100 gift certificate. Here is Rhonda’s description of the ramp: Our Rouens needed a larger pool as they grew, … Continue reading

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Which Chicken Breeds Do You Recommend for Cold Climates?

Many of our breeds are well-suited for cold climates.  Some of the most popular cold hardy breeds are listed below. Breeds that Lay Brown Eggs Rocks – Barred Rocks, Buff Rocks, White Rocks,  Partridge Rocks, and Silver Penciled Rocks Wyandottes … Continue reading

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Winners for the Poultry Open Class Photo Contest

First Place Beth Kleinsasser won first place with the photo below of chickens on a Fall morning. As first place winner, Beth has won a $100 gift certificate.  The chickens in the photo are Black Stars, Red Stars, and a … Continue reading

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