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...

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?

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. ...

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...

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: 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 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 Little Known Chicken Facts

A few little known chicken facts.

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...

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.

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: 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...

Just for Laughs

Courtesy: "The Other Coast" from Hairy Dog productions.   2008 Clementine is our oldest living chicken at currently 9 years of age.  She doesn't lay...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

“Transgender” Hens?

“A Whistling Girl And A Crowing Hen Always Come To No Good End” - Old country saying. Most city regulations prohibit roosters 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...

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...

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