Thinking of getting chickens either as pets or to have some fresh eggs every day? Here are nine things to know before you crow. Chickens will need a safe place to roost. Get a coop that is large enough to accommodate your flock and provide a secure place for them be out and scratch in the dirt.
I remember the first time I saw a Buff Orpington chicken. It was at the State Fair and the bird was MASSIVE! It was in a large display cage and took up most of the space allotted. I fell in love immediately and vowed that one day I would raise these giant chickens.
DANVILLE - Chickens and goats, but not roosters, may be coming to Danville later this year if newly drafted zoning laws survive scrutiny from residents and city officials.City Planner Cole Jackson said the poultry part is the "most questionable" of proposed zoning changes that promote a variety of urban agricultural uses within the city.
Do you consider yourself a chicken person? Well, I was not when my husband decided we should begin raising them. So you can imagine my feelings when he told me he was going to get our first chickens. For starters, I knew nothing about chickens. But my mind quickly changed as we became more self-sufficient.
At the minimum, a well balanced, age-appropriate chicken feed will provide a complete source of nutrition for your flock. I say "age appropriate" because chickens need different levels of protein at different ages. For example, chicks and young chickens need higher protein levels as they grow than adult birds.
WHAT IS A BROODY HEN? We refer to a hen as " broody " when motherhood beckons and she answers the call to find a nest to hatch chicks. Broodiness is influenced by many factors, including genetics, lighting conditions, and hormones, and while most common in spring, it can occur any time of year, including the coldest days of winter.