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Posts tagged ‘chickens’

Community Chickens: Why We Decided To Stop Free-Range Of Our Poultry

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE <– Some decisions come about after months of aggravation and solutions that just didn’t work well.  Click the link above…


Community Chickens:  Top 5 Reasons To Raise Chickens

Here’s today’s addition to Community Chickens!  Of course I believe everybody should have chickens but this isn’t just because I’m crazy about them.  Here are my…


Chicks:  Batch #1 & #2 Update

As we creep closer to butcher time I am constantly watching over my growing chicks.  For the most part, I can tell which birds are sexing…


Chick Sexing On the 3rd Week: Your Thoughts?

As you all may know I’ve been testing out a theory of chick sexing using tail feather development.  In chick batch #1 the this style of…


Community Chickens – Essential Oils & Your Flock

You don’t have to be afraid of using essential oils with your flock.  With a little oil basics you too can learn to use them safely…


The Great Ammonia Battle

As temperatures keep falling and snow levels increase I find myself struggling to keep my coop ammonia levels at bay.  It’s not always possible to keep…