Setting Up A Chicken Hospital / Chicken Infirmary

“My mom and I are just starting to raise chickens. I’m 15 years old and I’ve always been interested in animals so I’m happy to try my hand

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How Much Room Do My Hens Need To Roam?

“I was curious how much room my hens need to roam and still be happy. I was letting them roam the entire yard but spring is near and

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Washing Chicken Eggs With Soap & Water…

“An article you had earlier, about not damaging a film on the egg if you want to hatch them, has caused another concern in my mind. I clean

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A Hen That Crows Like A Rooster?

“Hi! Love your newsletter! I have four Banty Hens and a Rooster. Mr. Ricardo crows when I cone home in the morning. Lately, Lucy, one of my hens

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Reintroducing a Recovered Hen Back Into The Flock

“I had a chicken last weekend who when I went to put them to bed, couldn’t walk/ jump/ fly and was rolling her head, I picked her off

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Chicken Reproduction – Sperm & Eggs

“Does the rooster have to cover the hen each time a egg is formed for it to be fertile? I understand, and perhaps I misunderstand, that the sperm

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Forced Molting In Hens

“I’ve heard that large egg producers will cause their hens to molt early. How do they do this and what is their reasoning? Why would they want their

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“Should I Be Worried If My Hens Don’t Molt?”

“I have a lovely flock of 21 hens and 3 roosters. 14 are standard sized and 10 are bantam. My standard sized flock are all good / very

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Is It Ok To Eat Fertile Chicken Eggs?

“Dear Duncan, Thanks you for what you do we have learned so much from you and Wendy. Like a lot of your readers we are new with chickens

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Watching What Your Chickens Consume

I had another question I planned to answer this week but received an e-mail today that I think takes precedence over my original plan. You see, we received

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