Magnificent Mothers

I have had great experience with incubating some eggs.  I had the delight of having a duckling, a chick and then a batch of...

Chicken Sweaters

I actually found the picture with the chicken in the sweater online. After doing a little research, I found these patterns. Enjoy!

A Few Cold Weather Chicken Tips!

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.

GIVEAWAY: Manna Pro Poultry Conditioner

In the Urban Homestead's animal pen, copious amounts of  feathers are blowing about and making the entire place look untidy.   Some of the moulting hens...

Salmonella and what it means for the backyard chicken flock

You've probably already heard about the half billion (and counting) suspect eggs that have been circulating in America's food supply. Our small business of...

Caring For Your Farm Family During Extreme Weather – Summer

This year has been one of weather extremes for much of the US. Here in the South East, we are accustomed to sticky, sweltering...

Muscovy Ducks

Let me start by saying how much I love ducks, and how much of a surprise this came to be! Back in May I acquired...

ASK Miz Hennessy: Feeding Scraps to Poultry

Quick question on feeding hens and keeping them well -- what do you feed them. Table scraps (meat free) seem to be an idea...

CARING FOR YOUR FARM FAMILY DURING EXTREME WEATHER – WINTER

There is a saying that a true Southerner will drink iced tea in a blizzard. Like many axioms, this one is rarely tested because, really,...

Farm Innovators – All Season 3 Gallon – Plastic Poultry Fountain

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...

Natural Poultry Feed Supplement

Raising chickens naturally and holistically has been a passion of mine these last nine years and I've acquired a lot of knowledge and know-how...

ASK Miz Hennessy: Khaki Campbell Ducks

Hi folks! Miz Hennessy here - your resident Chicken-in-Charge at your service to answer your questions and provide you with all sorts of...

Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?

Greetings all! Yesterday, my new chickies gave me a great present. My first egg. Now this has been a very long process, and I have...

A Few Little Known Chicken Facts

A few little known chicken facts.

ASK Miz Hennessy: Rats!

Rats in a neighborhood is an issue no one particularly likes. When they do arrive (or most likely come out of hiding), neighbors and city officials are quick to try and find someone or something to blame. Chickens, if present, are usually the first to be blamed. Dealing with rats can be part of the course when you have chickens but to link the appearance of any rat solely on the keeping of chickens is casting a very broad net of blame.

Problems with Finding Good Help

A post in our message boards reminded me of one of the major problems that comes with raising poultry and livestock in the city....

Chicken: The Hidden Truth

Saving Animals Canada has just released a new video entitled Chicken: The Hidden Truth. The short video, which runs just under 10 minutes long, includes...

Sour Crop – Prevention Better Than Cure

We recently had cause to dispatch one of our cockerels – we do have some complaints about noise and can keep one or at...

ASK Miz Hennessy – Introductions all around

I have one hen who went ”broody” this summer. I decided to let her hatch a few eggs for us so I could increase...

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