How to Choose the Right Chicken Coop

How to Choose the Right Chicken Coop

frizzlebantamWith Spring well underway, many of us are doing a little spring cleaning and preparing for some new chicks! Maybe it’s time for a new coop? Here are some basic tips for choosing the right coop for your flock and how to take care of it so you can be sure your chickens and other fowl are happy and healthy.

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Keeping Musts for Spring – and Debunking the Other “S” Word

Crisp mornings and warm sun. Longer days, daffodils and singing birds mean that spring has finally returned to work. The songbirds aren’t the only ones nesting.  Our flocks are happily soaking up the great weather and starting their own breeding season. It is also chick time, and many of us are preparing for the exciting […]

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Raising Those Little Darlings

I can’t think of anything cuter than a baby chicken, can you? They pop out of their eggs tired and in need of everything. We are biologically wired to nurture this “baby” shape – big head, big eyes and that tiny form. No one can resist caring for those fuzzy puffs that depend on their […]

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Just What is a Chicken? And Why This Really Matters

Ever wonder what gallus domesticus is? Where did they come from, what makes them “cluck”? The key to maintaining sturdy birds, emotionally content birds and birds that build the immunity and vigor to withstand cold, laying and everything else that “life” throws at them is rooted in the biological design and INTENT of the species. […]

Fresh Eggs vs. Store Bought Eggs

Fresh Eggs: You’ll Never Go Back to Store-Bought

One of the main reasons people keep chickens, ducks, and other domesticated fowl in their backyards is for the benefit of having fresh eggs! Once you’ve had fresh eggs from your own backyard flock, you’ll never go back to store-bought eggs. Keep reading to learn all about what to expect from your hens and how […]