So you’ve decided to do it! You’ve got yourself a breed all picked out, you’re excited about the learning process, and you can’t wait for the eggs! You are going to raise your own chickens. This is a fine plan, to be sure, and if you follow a few simple steps, you’ll be enjoying fresh eggs in no time!
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Today's article tackles one of the least endearing qualities of our beloved hens – bullying.
It is more than establishing the ‘pecking order’- it is systematically picking on one or two hens for no apparent reason.
Bullying can be limited to feather plucking or it can escalate into full blown warfare with the receiving hen being severely injured or possibly killed.
In this article we will cover what the usual causes of bullying are, how to stop them pecking each other and finally what to do when you need to intervene.
The hot summer is around the corner. That being the case, the flies are going to start becoming a problem around the chicken coop. We have discovered that the best way to get rid of the flies is to stop them from breeding.
While you’re never going to get rid of ALL of them, you can do a good job decreasing the population, especially if you have just a few chickens. Studies show that if you get rid of flies in your chicken coop, Campylobacter is less likely to spread, keeping you, your family, and your flock healthier.
Chicken-planning season is here. Be sure you’re prepared to order, house and care for your new baby chicks.
Most of us want specific breeds for particular reasons, whether it’s for ornamental reasons, egg-laying capabilities or meat of a certain flavor. To ensure you get the breeds you want, order as early as possible. As chicken keeping continues to grow in popularity, breed favorites disappear from availability quickly.