Editor wrote a new post, ASK the Editor: "Sleepy Hen" 11 years, 8 months ago
I have a RIR that is 18 weeks old. We have 5 total hens. We got our first eggs last week. Not sure if she is laying yet. She stands by herself and then sits down and appeared to go to sleep. Her poop was white […]
Lisa Burbank wrote a new post, Chicken Love 11 years, 9 months ago
…Or perhaps I should title that “Chicken Obsession” as my love for chickens now tends to border on obsession.
Last year I purchased 6 RI Red pullets from the local Agway and 4 Khaki Campbell […]
Editor wrote a new post, ASK the Editor: Hey Rabbit Raisin' Folks, We Need Your Help! 11 years, 9 months ago
Hi Readers! Your friendly know-it-all editor-in-charge here! This time, I’m looking to y’all for help in answering a question I received via email. Erik Fain writes to us from Southern Louisiana seeking “wisdom […]
Editor wrote a new post, ASK the Editor: Nutri-Drench for Chicks 11 years, 10 months ago
Would you recommend adding Nutri-Drench to my new chicks water after I get them? If so, how long do you think, and how much?
I really can’t say enough about this stuff. It is hands-down, one of the best things […]
Editor wrote a new post, ASK the Editor – Poorly Chicken 11 years, 11 months ago
My hen (about 3 years old) seems very poorly. She is not eating and her legs seem to have gone bandy,and sometimes her wings droop. Her comb still looks very red but is drooping a bit as well. The last 2 nights we […]
Lisa Burbank wrote a new post, Bonding with Quackers… 12 years ago
You would think that living in New England, the onset of winter would put a great halt on most homesteading endeavors. This is true for gardening endeavors but when you raise livestock, it seems there is a […]
maggizzle35 wrote a new post, Magnificent Mothers 12 years, 1 month ago
I have had great experience with incubating some eggs. I had the delight of having a duckling, a chick and then a batch of chicks. With the first couple, I tried something new to me, I put them in with a c […]
Diane Mullins wrote a new post, Chicken Sweaters 12 years, 1 month ago
I actually found the picture with the chicken in the sweater online. After doing a little research, I found these patterns. Enjoy!
Here are the instructions For The Crocheted […]
Diane Mullins wrote a new post, A Few Cold Weather Chicken Tips! 12 years, 1 month ago
Caring for pet chickens is pretty easy! They have the same needs as most any other animal. Here are a few tips for everyday upkeep, as well as advise on winter care.
What to Do on a Daily Basis
•Keep f […]
Jordanne Dervaes wrote a new post, GIVEAWAY: Manna Pro Poultry Conditioner — Winner Announced! 12 years, 2 months ago
Thanks to Manna Pro LLC who sent these boxes to us to share with y’all. Be sure to check out the company at their website: http://www.mannapro.com/ I had an exchange of emails with the Assistant Brand Manager […]
Editor wrote a new post, ASK the Editor: Six months old and not laying 12 years, 2 months ago
I have 2 new brown leghorn pullets that are six months old and appear full grown. They have not produced any eggs yet, and I am wondering if this could be because of shorter days coming just when they would start. […]
Diane Mullins wrote a new post, Goat Breeds – Which One Do I Choose? 12 years, 2 months ago
I am going to be getting goats this summer, and trying to decide which breed is best for me. So I have been doing a bit of research, and thought this might be informative to others that are considering getting […]
Diane Mullins wrote a new post, President Signs Food Safety Bill 12 years, 2 months ago
Just in case anyone is CURIOUS here is the food safety bill in a nutshell.
S. 510 is intended to respond to several food safety outbreaks in recent years by strengthening the authority of the Food and Drug […]
Diane Mullins wrote a new post, Pass It On 12 years, 2 months ago
Happy 2011 everyone! As we begin a new year, let’s not forget that we need to make sure our wonderful way of life is passed on to the next generation.
We must teach,mentor, and offer another option in this […]
Diane Mullins wrote a new post, Farm Innovators – All Season 3 Gallon – Plastic Poultry Fountain 12 years, 3 months ago
I was unsure about buying a product like this, electricity, straw, and water as a combination just don’t seem to me as a good mix.
But freezing temperatures, and early snow this year made me re-think my […]
maggizzle35 wrote a new post, Chicken Little 12 years, 3 months ago
After seeing my little girl, who is almost 21, off for Navy boot camp the week of Nov 16th, I was pleasantly surprised to find a new chick in the incubator that Saturday morning. I was doing my egg turning […]
Diane Mullins wrote a new post, What's In A Name? 12 years, 3 months ago
I have had a heck of a time with my chicken population. I was the proud recipient of six older hens about a month ago, and only had them a couple weeks when something got in the coop mistaking it for Kentucky […]
Diane Mullins wrote a new post, 2010 In Review 12 years, 3 months ago
2010 was a long year, 365 days to be exact! Although it seemed much, much longer to me. The beginning of the year, I did some planning, and made a lot of decisions.
In March of this year, I took on a second […]
Diane Mullins wrote a new post, The Thanksgiving Dinner Is In The Bag! 12 years, 4 months ago
Each year about this time, my mind drifts back to Thanksgiving dinners of the past. Stupendous ,joyful days filled with family, friends, and turkey!
Now, I have an issue with eating any animal I know […]
Diane Mullins wrote a new post, Hung Out To Dry 12 years, 4 months ago
Grandma’s blue cotton dress rose a little in the back as she bent over to pick up the clothes basket.
I know she had other dresses, but for the life of me, the only one I can remember is the blue cotton one, […]
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