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The arrival of the baby chicks at the post office. Basic chick care for the first day.
Your chickens need to always have access to plenty of clean, fresh drinking water. This is especially important in hot weather when their need for water increases significantly. Problems Caused by Lack of Water
One of my favorite tools for containing chickens and ducks is electric poultry netting. This type of fencing goes by several names, such as “electric poultry fence,” “electroplastic netting”, or “electric mesh netting”.
There are many good reasons to raise chickens: 1. Fresh Eggs There simply aren’t any eggs fresher than those that you can get if you raise your own chickens. 2. High Quality Eggs and Meat When you raise your own … Continue reading
by Patricia Foreman [This article is part of a series, to read the entire series, visit: 7 Myths about Urban Chickens.] Myth 4. Chickens Attract Predators, Pests & Rodents. Fact: Predators and rodents are already living in urban areas. Wild … Continue reading
by Patricia Foreman [This is the second in a series of articles. To see the first article in this series, visit 7 Myths About Urban Chickens.] Myth 2. Chickens are too Noisy. Fact: laying hens — at their loudest — … Continue reading
by Patricia Foreman The local foods movement is not only gaining ground, it is here to stay; and that includes family flocks of chickens. Chickens are the mascots of local foods because of the many talents and skill sets they … Continue reading
How to Keep Your Chickens Safe, Part 1 and Part 2 by Bud Wood, McMurray Hatchery president. These posts give some important and useful tips and ideas on how to protect your chickens from predators. The Self-Perpetuating Flock – an … Continue reading
Several people who read our recent article, Keeping the Chicken Water from Freezing, brought up the question: “which type of water freezes faster, warm (or hot) water, or cold?”