Saturday, April 29, 2017

Protection tips: Keeping pets safe from coyotes | The Ridgefield Press


Protection tips: Keeping pets safe from coyotes | The Ridgefield Press

As the weather gets warm, pet owners want to give their furry companions the treat of being outdoors. But without the necessary precautions, this could be a deadly mistake. Coyotes are rampant throughout Connecticut, more so in woodsy areas like Ridgefield. "Coyotes are here to stay," said Peter Reid from Wildlife in Crisis last week.

Riverside ponders rule on urban chickens, other animals

Riverside ponders rule on urban chickens, other animals

The Riverside City Council's land use committee will discuss whether to change city animal keeping rules to more broadly allow people to keep chickens and bees, and to clarify rules regarding rabbits, racing pigeons and other animals. Currently in Riverside, only people on larger lots with rural or agricultural zoning can legally keep non-domestic animals.


Friday, April 28, 2017

How a Hen Makes an Egg & Egg Oddities.

How a Hen Makes an Egg & Egg Oddities.

Egg irregularities from backyard chickens are very common. The occasional strange-looking egg from a hen is to be expected. Take a picture of it, discuss it at the water cooler next day, but don't worry too much about it- the vast majority of the time they do not indicate a serious problem.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Learn more about backyard gardening and chickens

Learn more about backyard gardening and chickens

Are you interested in learning more about homesteading? Have you considered adding chickens, bees or an edible garden to your home? Then come to the Tour de Cluck! The Tour de Cluck is an educational self-guided bicycle tour of backyard chicken coops, beehives, edible gardens, rainwater collection systems and much more.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Raising chickens in Appleton is now allowed


Raising chickens in Appleton is now allowed

Raising chickens in Appleton has been approved by the Common Council after months of heated debate. Way to go Appleton Wis! Although you do have to pay for the inspections at least they are going to let you have a...

Texas's 'Chicken Lady' Shares Expert Tips for Raising Chickens in Your Backyard

Texas's 'Chicken Lady' Shares Expert Tips for Raising Chickens in Your Backyard

Chickens ain't just for the farm anymore. It seems like everyone, from your neighbor to the tattooed, bearded hipster barista at your local coffee shop, is putting chickens in their backyard. And why not? Chickens are sustainable and produce farm fresh eggs. They're pretty entertaining too.


Friday, April 21, 2017

How a Hen Makes an Egg & Egg Oddities.

How a Hen Makes an Egg & Egg Oddities.

Egg irregularities from backyard chickens are very common. The occasional strange-looking egg from a hen is to be expected. Take a picture of it, discuss it at the water cooler next day, but don't worry too much about it- the vast majority of the time they do not indicate a serious problem.