Chick Update: It’s About Time! — TWIGLET HOMESTEAD

The chicks are 5 1/2 weeks old now, all fourteen of ’em. They are in the ugly kind of stage, in which they are still growing in their head and neck feathers, so look rather gangly. And yet, there are all sorts of beautiful feather colours coming through on their bodies. The Sookie babies are […]

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How to Raise Chickens (Part One – Getting Ready) — Serendipity Farm

I have a few friends who might be getting chickens in the next year or so and I’d like to think they’ll read this. Quick farm update: I took one of the Rabbits to another farm and she had a special rabbit date and…..I believe it was successful!!! The countdown for baby rabbits begins! Again… […]

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Wing Clipping (which may or may not work) — City Lots Living

Our first fence was sad. As I’ve mentioned before, my carpentry skills are close to zero. The fence was only four feet tall. It covered part of a hill and one side was stacked firewood. The other sides were chicken wire attached with poultry staples to whatever wood/stakes I had lying around. Our chickens would […]

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Mother Hen Chronicles: Raising Backyard Chickens — Urban Grower Chronicles

I love raising chickens in my backyard. Although I have been an urban gardener for almost 6 years, the idea of raising my own chickens didn’t appeal to me until this year. Observing my birds and learning their life cycle has been part of my mission this gardening season; watching them eat, forage […] via Mother

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