Author Archives: Guest Author
Our chickens are about 5 weeks old now. They are growing and developing well in the chicken tractor…. This article also tells a little about the chicken’s crop and digestive tract. Continue reading
Take our poll on Facebook and find out how many chickens people have in their flocks. The poll asks how many chickens are in your flock and shows the results of how others have answered the question. To participate and … Continue reading
Disease and Parasites When you introduce new chickens to your flock, you run the risk of also introducing new diseases or parasites to your flock. If you take your chickens to poultry shows, then you run that same risk when … Continue reading
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
Moving the chicks from the brooder into the chicken tractor.
Photo gallery. Continue reading
Brooder temperature. Chicks sparring. Wing and tail feather development. Foraging in the yard. Feeders. The free rare/exotic chick. Photos. Continue reading
Chick grit – making it from grower grit. Overcoming problems with pasting up. Photos. Continue reading
Moving the chicks outdoors to a larger brooder. Description of the new brooder. Quick Chick supplement. Photos. Continue reading
The arrival of the baby chicks at the post office. Basic chick care for the first day.
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”.