Teaching Chickens To Perch…

After reading your last newsletter, we thought you might be interested in our story of our chickens perching… The first chocks we had were three bantam Buff Orpington. The chap from whom we bought them did not provide any perches in their enclosure, but we made sure they did have some where to perch. However,…

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It’s Molting Time Again For Chicken Keepers In The Northern Hemisphere

Well, for many of us it’s that time of year again; molting time. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how your flocks are suddenly dropping their feathers and you’re concerned. Because we have so many new chicken farmers joining us each month, I thought it would valuable to review the molting process Let’s…

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Getting Broilers In Time For The Christmas Holidays

“Help, I just found out that my sister-in-law and her whole family is coming for the Christmas Holidays. We were planning of waiting until after the first of the year to start raising broilers but it sure would be great if we could get them now and eat them for Christmas dinner. Do we have…

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Keeping A Chicken Coop In The Same Spot For Extended Periods

“Hi there! I have been keeping two hens in my very small garden for the past six months in an ark, with a 6ft x 4ft run. I have been moving the ark every few days so they have a fresh patch of grass to scratch in and to ensure the lawn does not get…

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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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