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...

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.

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...

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,...

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. ...

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...

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: Clipping Wings

I went to visit your garden with a group of people from LA Eco Village. Thank you so much for showing us around, it...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chicken Sweaters

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

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: 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...

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: 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...

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...

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