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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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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Strange Brooding Behavior In A Buff Orpington

“We have a Buff Orpington who has taken to her bed. She has recently raised 2 chicks which are now about 10 weeks old. We have separated the chicks from her and put them in the next door run where they can still see each other. The Mum refuses to come out of the brooder…

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Laws On Keeping Backyard Chickens

“I wanted to have some backyard chickens but the township I live in doesn’t allow us to raise any chickens in our yard. With the popularity of raising backyard chickens, many cities and townships are changing their laws on this. Do you have any material or can you recommend any material that delineates how to…

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380 Million Egg Recall Due To Salmonella

“They are saying in this 380 million Egg Recall that the Salmonella is inside the chicken, infecting the inside of the egg. I know you can get salmonella from not washing your hands after handling eggs, but an infected chicken? How would we ever know if our chickens were infected on the farm. How does…

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