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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Raising Backyard Chickens for Dummies - Modern Farmer

Raising Backyard Chickens for Dummies - Modern Farmer

After several years of pestering my wife to get backyard chickens, she finally relented this past fall. I made all the traditional arguments: the kids will love them, we'll have fresh eggs every day, I promise to clean the yard and the coop, no it won't smell, trust me - and on and on.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

3 steps to a peaceful backyard chicken flock

3 steps to a peaceful backyard chicken flock

Shoreview, MN - Have you ever wondered what goes through a chickens' mind? Wouldn't it be helpful if they could say, "My feathers are itchy!" or "I'm bored!"? Though humans and hens don't speak the same language, simple changes can help backyard flock conversations go smoothly.



How to Get Started with Chickens (in a weekend)

guest post by Justin Rhodes Some folks think raising chickens is too difficult or too much of a learning curve. But once you are comfortable with some of the terminology and the basics of chicken care, you'll see how easy it is to get started. Thinking of starting with chickens and/or convincing someone else?

A Winter Check List For Your Chickens

A Winter Check List For Your Chickens

Old man winter will be knocking on our doors soon, so I thought this would be a good time to review some winter strategies for keeping chickens safe and healthy during cold weather. A winter check list for your chickens... Your chickens have probably finished molting by now, or should be soon.


Friday, December 2, 2016

The Makings of a Great Coop! 7 Things to Get You Started


The Makings of a Great Coop! 7 Things to Get You Started

A chicken coop can be as simple as a repurposed dog house or can be an elaborate work of architectural design. If you're looking to build your first coop, redesign an existing one, or add another to your property, here are some things to keep in mind. 1.

How To Keep Eggs From Freezing In The Coop

How To Keep Eggs From Freezing In The Coop

How to keep eggs from freezing in the coop is a concern for many of us this time of year. During the colder months each egg that you collect is like a prized possession. They can be few and far be...


Thursday, December 1, 2016

You have received a new review from Alexandra L.

You have received a new review from Alexandra L.

Exquisite!
"Such beautiful birds!! After what seemed like forever looking for sexed silkie pullets I finally found Debbie! I was beginning to think it would be impossible to find the mix of colors I was looking for.. my new chickens are gorgeous! So fluffy & sweet! I will definitely recommend her to anyone in search of their own pet silkie! "