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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...
     ...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 ducks.  I had...
I'm looking for ideas for keeping the rabbits on my “urban homestead” cool and reaching out to my friends with knowledge in medicine, agriculture, engineering, science and common sense.
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?
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...
     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 always something...
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...
We sure had a tremendous amount of success from our backyard farm, but we sure did have a lot of fails too! All of those failures have brought knowledge and a plan for how to fix it next year! I am so excited for next year!!
I actually found the picture with the chicken in the sweater online. After doing a little research, I found these patterns. Enjoy!
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.
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...
It seems like more and more labels are being used on food these days and are leaving consumers with only a vague sense of the meanings. Natural? Does anyone really know what "natural" means anymore? (Not...
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...
A few little known chicken facts.
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 goats as well.
Just in case anyone is CURIOUS here is the food safety bill in a nutshell
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.
          I learned about herbalist Juliette de Bairacli Levy in the summer of 2007 while taking Apollo Herbs’ Herbal Apprentice course in Lincoln, Rhode Island.  Instructor Michael Ford showed “Juliette of the Herbs”, a documentary about this extraordinary woman’s...
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.

Chicken Little

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...

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