Keeping Chickens Off A Patio (Or Anywhere)…

“Is their any way to keep chickens off a patio without a physical barrier? My chickens always hang out on the patio and get their poop on it and I am tired of having to clean it all the time.” ~ David David, Thanks for the question. I sympathize with your situation, we’ve had the…

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Is It Possible To Mute A Rooster?

Love reading both “worm farming secrets” and “chicken keeping secrets”. I’ll save them for a night when I have a few moments to myself and can enjoy them like a small truffle. They are short, sweet, full of good stuff and when they are “gone” I wish I could have more right then. My question,…

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Dealing With A New Puppy And Your Chickens

“Greetings, We really enjoy your newsletter, keep them coming! We have a new batch of chicks and find ourselves the owners of a new puppy too. We never intended to have all of these little animals at the same time but she (the puppy) needed a home and we just couldn’t say no, so here…

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Random Chicken Keeping Tips From Readers

Have I told you all lately how smart you are? I get lots of tips from readers in my inbox and thought I’d take some time this week to share some of them with all of you. Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to send along your experience. Dealing With A…

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Changing Chicken Coops

“Hi, We have had our chickens, 3, for about 3 months now and they are each laying an egg a day. We would like to get them a coop that is tighter for the winter. If we give them a new coop should we immediately take the old coop away so they must lay their…

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Ear Wax In a Cockerel or Chicken

“Hi, I have a 2 year old Welsumer cockerel. Recently he has started loosing feathers either side of his neck, towards his head. On closer inspection I noticed that the feathers on his head and over his ears were greasy, and his ears are full of a soft yellow wax, which smells. I suspect he…

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The 1 Inch Long Chicken Egg

“Hello, Thank you so much for the wonderful email full of fabulous information that a City-girl turned Country-girl can appreciate! I have 10 hens each with names and each laying eggs that I can identify to the “mom”. Last week something spectacular appeared in a nest. I found a tiny 1 inch long brown egg…

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