Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Free Roosters


New Chicks This Spring? How About Black Copper Marans? | Community Chickens

New Chicks This Spring? How About Black Copper Marans? | Community Chickens

by Meredith Chilson Will you be buying eggs to hatch or ordering chicks this spring? Have you ordered yet? Do you have a specific breed in mind, or are you going to be a little adventurous and order a few chicks of a different breed? I'd like to suggest you consider Marans-specifically Black Copper Marans.


Cleaning and Storing Farm Fresh Eggs | Community Chickens

Cleaning and Storing Farm Fresh Eggs | Community Chickens

How to clean farm fresh eggs is a highly debatable topic... Should I wash my eggs? Warm or cold water? Should I use soap, bleach, vinegar? How to store farm fresh eggs is another topic that many people have an opinion on... Should I store them in the refrigerator?


Friday, February 17, 2017

More city dwellers are embracing 'hobby farms': 'It's like we live in the country'

More city dwellers are embracing 'hobby farms': 'It's like we live in the country'

About an hour before the start of a spring storm, Dominique Salamone surveyed her three-quarter-acre Northridge yard and commenced an impromptu master class in suburban chicken raising. "You have to be committed," she said. "Raising livestock takes time and knowledge. And it helps to have a handy spouse."


How To Build A Good Chicken Coop: Part 1 - One Acre Lott Blog - GRIT Magazine

How To Build A Good Chicken Coop: Part 1 - One Acre Lott Blog - GRIT Magazine

It all starts with a plan. I love raising chickens! And what's not to love? I mean, they poop all over the place, they churn up a bunch of dust, and they force you to go outside into the cold and wet. Every. Single. Day. In actuality, though, I really do love keeping chickens.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

When to Move Chicks from Brooder to Chicken Coop


When to Move Chicks from Brooder to Chicken Coop

I am often asked when chicks can stop using a heat source and move from the brooder to the chicken coop. The short answer is...it depends. Many factors play a role in determining when the time is right to move chicks from the brooder to the chicken coop and we'll take a look at them here.

Spraddle leg & Crooked Toes in Chicks- Causes and Treatments

Spraddle leg & Crooked Toes in Chicks- Causes and Treatments

Spraddle leg, also known as 'splay leg,' is a deformity of a chicken's legs, characterized by feet pointing to the side, instead of forward, making walking difficult, if not impossible. Spraddle leg can be permanent if left uncorrected, but it's simple to correct, so let's look at how to fix it.