ASK the Editor: Six months old and not laying

I have 2 new brown leghorn pullets that are six months old and appear full grown. They have not produced any eggs yet, and...

West Valley City Council (Utah) to rule on chickens

The West Valley City Council is slated to vote on a proposed chicken ordinance next week. A public hearing on the draft is not scheduled,...

ASK Miz Hennessy: Hatching ducks in time for winter

Hi, I have been really researching and am interested in getting ducks in my brood. The only problem is I’d have to buy eggs...

The Betterment of a Producing Animal’s Life

The campaign for strict hen-rights rules has won out in California. Starting in 2015, cages will have to be large enough for the birds...

The Frugal Chicken

We love our chickens. They were the first farm animals that we decided to raise. They are very easy to raise and forgiving of...

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...

A Few Little Known Chicken Facts

A few little known chicken facts.

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....

Bonding with Quackers…

     You would think that living in New England, the onset of winter would put a great halt on most homesteading endeavors.  This is...

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...

Of Cats and Chickens

 One of the more frequently asked questions I get has something to do with people's understanding that cats and birds don't get along together....

Greetings Friends!

I was very excited to get a delightful confirmation message this week. There was something that "clicked" inside when I read the invitation to...

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...

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...

GIVEAWAY: Manna Pro Poultry Conditioner — Winner Announced!

Thanks to Manna Pro LLC who sent these boxes to us to share with y'all. Be sure to check out the company at...

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...

Chicken issue comes to Roost in La Crosse, WI

The city of La Crosse, Wisconsin had a council meeting Tuesday August 10 on the policy of legally allowing chickens within city limits. ...

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.

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.

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...

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