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Hot Breeds for Hot Climates March 28, 2012 32 Comments

As Josh stated in his blog, there are many different types of chickens to choose from and you need to decide which types are best for your situation.  My family prefers  friendly, docile hens that are also decent layers.  We also need breeds that do well in the heat, since we live in an area where the temperatures can […]

Attack of a Wiley Coyote March 22, 2012 25 Comments

Living in the city, with a tall block wall surrounding our back yard, I had a false sense of security regarding the safety of our flock. For about 2 1/2 years our chickens enjoyed peace in the backyard. They roamed free each afternoon and co-existed peacefully with our 3 dogs. Each night, before bed (which […]

Healthy Chicken Treats and What Not to Give Your Flock March 2, 2012 54 Comments

Giving goodies to your chickens is a great way to earn their trust and get them to love you!  Chicken treats are also very helpful for use in training your flock to come when called.   It’s quite a sight to see the procession that follows me every time I walk across my yard—even when I’m empty handed.  I look like The […]

Poultry in Motion (Mail Order Chicks) February 23, 2012 7 Comments

Receiving a package of baby chicks through the mail is quite an experience!   I first received mail order chicks from My Pet Chicken 2 1/2 years ago – little Easter Egger chicks.   What fun!   My Pet Chicken had notified me as to which week the chicks would ship and I was so anxious.   Finally the […]

Your hen is broody – now what!? February 15, 2012 75 Comments

( This is Part 2 of my broody hen series. Part 1 is here.) So your hen is hogging a nest box! She is pecking at you every time you try to retrieve freshly laid eggs your other hens have laid under her, in their attempt to contribute to her cause. She thinks she is […]

What is a Broody Hen? What signs should you look for? February 1, 2012 42 Comments

The first time one of my hens went broody was quite a shock to me!  My normally docile Barnevelder was now acting quite peculiar and no longer docile – I wasn’t sure what to do with my crazy, broody hen.  Maybe you are wondering what is wrong with your chicken or maybe you are even hoping one […]