Posts Tagged ‘chicken misbehavior’

Docile chickens: What is docile? December 1, 2015 5 Comments

When I first started raising chickens, one of my biggest concerns was how they would interact with each other, and my family. ¬†Everyone has seen the cartoon hen who bullies the flock, or has heard stories about the aggressive rooster who attacks whenever you step into the barnyard. I wanted to make sure to get […]

More on Keeping Multiple Roosters September 18, 2015 2 Comments

My post about the Five Rules for Keeping Multiple Roosters is one that tends to get a lot of interest—and that makes sense! After all, if you’re hatching your own chicks at home, unless you have divine powers, you’re more or less guaranteed to hatch too many roosters for a laying flock. You typically want […]

Egg eating hens – 5 ways to deal November 18, 2012 17 Comments

Dealing with egg eating hens is a very frustrating problem—one I’m trying to deal with right now. I prefer our hens leave their eggs for us to eat, so I have some work ahead of me! Let me start off telling you about our problem chicken, Isa. ¬†She is an ISA Brown chicken (a sex-linked […]