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Stopping Unwanted Broodiness

We had been gifted recently with a rare sweet rooster and his companion hen. They are both “Heinz” chickens from a neighbor’s flock that needed to downsize after a glut of spring hatchlings. We had some room so we took them and all was well for a few weeks. Then one day I noticed the ...

Baby Banzai

I’ve kept you hanging about Baby Banzai for long enough. Here’s the whole story. You know that I have two Phoenix/Yokohama crosses. One day, Sushi (the pullet) started to lay. Sure enough, I think my Silkie hen (Beautiful Sweet) got the radar. My Silkie is an amazing layer for a couple ...

Open Session: February 2009

The hungry salesman – I want you to know how much I have enjoyed receiving CAPPER’S for more than 60 years. When a nice, young salesman came to my door in the 1940s, he accepted a fat roasting hen as payment for my first subscription. I’m certainly glad he was hungry for chicken that ...

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