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 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. ...

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 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...

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: 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...

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....

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: 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...

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: 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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