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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Chicken Maths — The Classical Farmer

Ever heard the term Chicken Math? I hadn’t either until I got my first chickens. It appears there is this weird phenomenon where you set out to have a specific number of chickens and through various reasons you end up with anything other than that number. For Example: I originally got 4 chickens. When they […]

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Farm Update: Chicks Move Outside & Canning Fall Beans — Steven K. Griffin

Lots of activity on the homestead this week. We moved our 6 new chicks from the brooder out to the transitional chicken tractor before they make the final move to the big coop with the rest of the flock. We do this intermediate stage to help them grow to full size before putting them in […]

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How to Deal with Winter and Your Laying Flock — Meyer Hatchery Blog

Winter in the northern part of the country can be quite cold. Your laying flock may need a little help from you to thrive during the deepest, coldest winter months. Let’s talk about which breeds are better suited to living in colder climates and discuss some things to watch out for during sub-zero temperatures and […]

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