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Chicken Nurse

2018-04-11T13:09:15+00:00

I never thought I'd be a chicken nurse, but I certainly have learned a lot. I can't believe that in almost a year of chicken-rearing, I never noticed that a chicken's eyelid closes from the

Chicken Nurse 2018-04-11T13:09:15+00:00

Little Reds Chicken Shed

2018-04-11T13:09:15+00:00

As I write this, Little Red Harvey, my convalescing chicken, is taking an afternoon snooze in a patch of March sunlight, her beak tucked under her sparsely feathered wing. I got very sleepy watching her.

Little Reds Chicken Shed 2018-04-11T13:09:15+00:00

Frostbite on Comb and Wattles

2018-04-11T13:09:15+00:00

Brad : Noticed this on one of my girls comb / wattle. It is winter here (Ottawa, ON) and it could be frostbite? or do you think something more serious? An infection possibly? Are her

Frostbite on Comb and Wattles 2018-04-11T13:09:15+00:00

Heated Chicken Water

2018-04-11T13:09:15+00:00

Christina : I don't know if Gina will be able to get this into the next publication, but there is plenty more cold weather coming down the pike before spring gets here… This is a

Heated Chicken Water 2018-04-11T13:09:15+00:00

Never Underestimate the Power of a Chicken

2018-04-11T13:09:15+00:00

Kristin Jarvis Adams : When my son was in the third grade, he brought home a baby chick. That day Andrew, who has autism, had his first real conversation. But it wasn’t with me. It

Never Underestimate the Power of a Chicken 2018-04-11T13:09:15+00:00

Constructing a Simple Chicken Wire Fence

2018-04-11T13:09:16+00:00

Paul : I chose to construct a wire fence for my chickens as I thought it would be a relatively easy (though not necessarily cheap) alternative to having to dig and set posts etc. I

Constructing a Simple Chicken Wire Fence 2018-04-11T13:09:16+00:00

Chickens eating the insulation from their coop

2018-02-26T14:44:01+00:00

Brad : My chickens have pecked some insulation in the coop, and may have ingested some??  they are getting cabin fever ! Should we also not eat the eggs for a few weeks? I always

Chickens eating the insulation from their coop 2018-02-26T14:44:01+00:00

Juvenile Red Tailed Hawk and A Favourite Chicken Treat

2018-02-26T14:45:29+00:00

Kevin & Kashia in Austin, Texas : "One morning a juvenile, but still quite substantial red tailed hawk was perched on top of our chicken tractor. Fortunately, I had not been out to let the

Juvenile Red Tailed Hawk and A Favourite Chicken Treat 2018-02-26T14:45:29+00:00

Two Sheriffs In Tiny Town

2018-02-26T14:46:29+00:00

If  you need a laugh, come out to the ranch during free-range time in the afternoon. Things have changed in the chicken yard, or Tiny Town, as I've taken to calling it. "How are things

Two Sheriffs In Tiny Town 2018-02-26T14:46:29+00:00