ASK the Editor – Poorly Chicken

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...

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...

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...

A Few Little Known Chicken Facts

A few little known chicken facts.

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: Groundcover for Chicken Areas

We are about to get baby chicks for the first time. My 2 years old and 4 year old are so excited. We are...

Support the Key West Gypsy Chickens

One of the first things you notice when you visit Key West Florida, is the wandering chickens. They're everywhere - inside stores and restaurants,...

ASK the Editor: Nutri-Drench for Chicks

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?

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.

Arsenic in Chicken Feed

A July 6, 2010 article in the Salt Lake Tribune brought up the problem of arsenic in the feed of backyard chickens. In Utah,...

Win a Chicken Coop from Mother Earth News Sweepstakes

All-in-One Coop and Run! Valued up to $2,195! * Houses up to 6 Chickens * 3 nest...

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...

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...

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.

ASK Miz Hennessy: Chicken Watering Systems

We have 14 hens of varying ages. Over the past month, they have been drinking A LOT more. I have one large waterer that...

Chicken producers debate ‘natural’ label

Some mass-poultry-factory-farm news to report: A disagreement among poultry producers is raging about the "plumping" practices that are employed to make the meat tastier...

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...

Chicken Industry

It's very disturbing for a chicken owner when viewing pictures of the chicken abuse that happens in the poultry industry. Knowing the bright, beautiful,...

Waste not want not, A farm circle of life

Wether you are in the city or out in the country, waste is inevitable. Farmers have an uncanny ability to use what they...

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...

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