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  • Fall Flock To-Do Boogaloo
    Fall Flock To-Do Boogaloo
    Late summer brings an opportunity to prepare for maintenance needed during cold months while it's starting to cool off. When the feathers start flying off of your birds, that molt indicates the countdown has begun!!Always welcome the molt as...
  • Organic Eggs
    The real meaning behind egg labels
    People seem to be becoming more and more aware of the cruelties with hens, which is why “organic,” “cage free,” and “free range” eggs are becoming popular. However, just because some eggs have these titles does...
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    High visibility hens
    So many jokes are made of chickens crossing the road.One British company that caters to the urban hen-thusiast has decided it's not a yolk-ing matter (seriously, Omelet's pun!) and has now marketed the idea of safety gear for lane...
  • 5 ways to beat the heat with your backyard flock
    5 ways to beat the heat with your backyard flock
    Here we go into the summer months. The idea of wearing a down coat sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Can you imagine how your flock must be feeling?We have the cool retreat of air conditioning…while they merely have shade, and water the...
  • Tansies are chicken-resistant in the garden
    Chicken resistant choices for fall planting
    Determined gardeners will persist in their efforts despite the excruciating damage chickens may cause in an ornamental or food garden. It's true: if there is green to eat, chickens will eat it. If there is abundance, much will survive; if...
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    How to get young hens to begin laying eggs
    One of the questions chicken experts frequently get asked is; why aren’t my hens laying? And usually when this question is asked the hens referred to are young hens, either raised by the owner or newly purchased. If you are sure that you...
  • Chicken coop solar light $2
    Chicken coop solar light $2
    This is a video instructional of a clever system for daytime lighting in your coop. A bit of retro-fitting with some easily acquired items and you'll have bright light inside without having to drag extension cords around.Take a quick look!
  • Chick days are here at the Cheshire Horse
    Chick days are here at the Cheshire Horse
    You can't resist them. They're so cute, those little puffballs of yellow and brown and black that scratch and strut and peep as you walk by the display. Admit it - you sometimes go into the Cheshire Horse or Agway just to look at them and...
  • Two double  yolked poached eggs
    How likely are two double egg yolks in a row?
    Yesterday we broke open two eggs from the same carton and found that both were double yolked eggs. You can see the resulting poached eggs in the picture. The eggs were Land of Lakes Extra Large, and we bought them last week at Stop and Shop. How...
  • North Texas feed stores help gardeners
    North Texas feed store helps gardeners add chickens to their landscapes
    Because chickens eat bugs, provide eggs and make agreeable pets, many gardeners are adding laying hens to their landscapes, depending on their city or town regulations. To help new chicken owners get off to a good start, three D&L Farm and...
  • BeakHouse Breeder feed
    Create your own chicken feed
    Asnumbers of backyard flock owners grow, the feed companies serving these populations must also be creating increasing supplies of feed. Few companies offer organic feed, while others have only recently begun to offer supplements, feed high in...
  • Beak House's Breeder Feed Recipe
    Make your own chicken feed
    As numbers of backyard flock owners grow, the feed companies serving these populations must also be creating increasing supplies of feed. A few companies offer organic feed, while others have recently begun to offer supplements, feed high in Omega...
  • Field of Greens eggs
    Fresh eggs from free-will chickens at Field of Greens
    Does a fresh egg really taste different from an egg that has been shipped across the country and sat on a shelf for who-knows-how-long? If you have never experienced a farm fresh egg, pick up a dozen from a local hen house, such as Field of Greens...
  • Backyard chickens fall flock plan
    Backyard chickens fall flock plan
    As the forecast takes a bit of a turn a smart flock-keeper considers what can be done now for freezing temperatures that are sure to come next. Remember the cold? Let's start with easy tasks.1. Don't panicColder temperatures don't mean...
  • Backyard chickens soar into national news
    Backyard chickens soar into national news
    Anyone who has a backyard flock in an urban or suburban environment has likely begun their hobby in the last few years. Those with newer flocks have only recently been legally enabled or have just caught the backyard chicken craze. This craze has...
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