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5 Reasons to Reduce Your Egg Candling March 31, 2013 324 Comments

Egg candling can be a most addictive experience.  Years ago, when I first started home incubation, egg candling would begin on the third day, and then happened again nearly every day thereafter until lockdown. I couldn’t get enough. Secluded in a dark room with a very strong flashlight, I would imagine my pile of eggs […]

It’s (Chicken) Showtime! April 30, 2012 5 Comments

Chickens have been a lifelong obsession for me. Having chickens led to breeding chickens, breeding led to a desire to improve the chickens I had, and that desire eventually led me to showing. Poultry exhibiting, commonly known as “showing”, seems like another planet to many. In some regards it is; it has its own language, […]

Where’d all these chickens come from?! March 20, 2012 4 Comments

There’s nothing I like to do more with my free-time than to sit on the porch of my old show-conditioning shed and watch my chickens go about their business. Sometimes I find myself wondering just how I ended up obsessed with chickens in the first place. The only conclusion I can reach is that I […]

Picking the Right Breed for You February 11, 2012 10 Comments

There are just so many options when it comes to chickens. How do you choose? It took many years, lots of coops and money to find the ideal breeds for me. Not everyone has the benefit of living on a farm in the country where they can just build another coop to test out another […]