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Most chicken keepers are pretty passionate about their flock. At the mere mention of chickens you can bet to rile a heartfelt conversation detailing the things they love best about their collection of birds. By the end of the conversation, they’ll probably be trying to convince you to get your own flock. Chicken keepers like […]Read more »
If you’re a chicken keeper, then you know the attempts taken to protect the flock against predators. – We lock the coop up each night, use a crazy amount of hardware cloth and bury chicken wire around the perimeter of the coop and run. We employ guard dogs, roosters (when allowed) and even security cameras […]Read more »
Chick season is in full swing and spring has certainly sprung! Today, I wanted to share with you this wonderful herbal blend from Luv Nest. Using herbs in your poultry bedding has wonderful benefits. Not only do these dried herb formulas smell amazing, but they also have nutritional benefits when ingested. They also help to […]Read more »
Spring has sprung. Birds are singing, froggies are calling, woodpeckers are drumming, and the earth is fairly bursting sending forth tiny green shoots. More daylight means more eggs in my henhouse, too. I head out to the coop in the morning, smell the fresh spring air, and GAA-ACK… …my boots hit mud. It’s spring, but […]Read more »
Winter is here. The days are getting shorter and as a result, the chickens need to be secured in their coop earlier and earlier to be safe from nocturnal predators. Chickens are all but blind at night so their ability to escape danger once the sun goes down is pretty much non-existent. One of the […]Read more »
Sarah Hudock, as most of our Community Chickens peeps know, is an amazing artist who lives in Vermont. She hand paints these beautiful scenes and chickens, feather by feather, to capture the flock’s beauty. Every time, I hear from Sarah I am thrilled because she loves to announce some of her newest creations on Community Chickens! […]Read more »
Are you thinking (dreaming) of having your own flock of chickens? Do you know someone who has been poring over hatchery catalogs; spending long minutes following chicken websites; sending you all sort of ideas for chicken coops; talking about Orpingtons, Wyandottes, Sex-Link, and Sussex? My friend Jenny has developed the perfect gift, for you or […]Read more »
Some months ago, I received an interesting item in the mail from a favorite company of mine, located on line at www.ChickenWaterer.com. You may recall that I wrote, a year or so ago, about the BriteTap waterer (Product Review: BriteTap Chicken Waterer) …now the same group is offering a BriteTap feeder, and they kindly offered […]Read more »
I love learning about new products for backyard chicken keepers. The other day, I was contacted by the makers of Dookashi. They have created a new product to help manage chicken waste. I could not wait to learn more about Dookashi. This small business, has found a niche in helping to keep folks’ chicken […]Read more »
Summer party treats (for chickens)! The recipe is on page 3…and the fun and instruction continues right through the very last page –well, actually AFTER the last page, because there’s a bonus pullout poster just inside the back cover. Looking for a wonderful way to share your love of chickens with your kids or grandchildren? […]Read more »