“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....

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,...

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 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.

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....

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...

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 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: 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 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...

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...

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,...

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 – 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: 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...

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...

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...

Chook Language

So, a university study has won a prize for finding out that chickens have a language. I could have told you that. In fact,...

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.

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