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TAG : Raising Chickens

Popular Chicken Breeds

A chicken is a chicken is a chicken, right? I used to think so, until very early in my relationship with a guy named Larry, when we entered the local feed store on our way back from a lunch date. When I set my eyes on the metal stock tanks full of peeping yellow balls of fluff, I was ...

Stepping Into the Shoes

I put on a pot of beans this morning, and as I let them run through my fingers as I "looked them over," I found myself thinking of my mother. How many times did she do this exact same thing in the mornings before starting her daily chores?And I realized I was using the exact same old tin ...

Raising Chickens is Fulfilling

I remember clearly the first time I heard Harvey Ussery and Pat Foreman speak. It was at the inaugural MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair in Pennsylvania, and what struck me most was to what degree they had command of the subject: chickens.We receive queries for topics related to chickens all the time. ...

The Fundamental Backyard Chicken Coop

Learn all about raising backyard chickens from small beginnings with chicks and eggs to identifying problems within backyard flocks and how to fix them in Pam Freeman’s Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics (Voyageur Press, 2017). Freeman’s practical advice makes chicken keeping easier with ...

Guide to Backyard Eggs

Learn all about raising backyard chickens from small beginnings with chicks and eggs to identifying problems within backyard flocks and how to fix them in Pam Freeman’s Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics (Voyageur Press, 2017). Freeman’s practical advice makes chicken keeping easier with ...

Hatching Your Own Chicks

Hatching out your own chicks using an incubator can initially seem to be a daunting task. My preference is to allow hens to hatch their own chicks, but you may want to use an incubator until you have a few great broody hens willing to do the work for you. In this case, a few pointers to go ...

Hard Times on the Family Farm

You know I guess I could write a book about life on the family farm as I have always lived on a farm and I am now 81 years old.From 1934, when we got married, there were so many hard times. The dry weather, the grasshoppers, milking the cows and raising chickens and hogs so you could earn a ...

The Chicken Yard: Raising Chickens on the Family Farm

I grew up on a family farm with my parents and nine brothers and sisters. I was sixth in line. As we grew up to handle responsibilities each one had to do his or her part.My area of responsibility was in the chicken yard. We raised chickens from start to finish. They were a large part of our ...

Getting to Know Chickens

You’d never guess it to look at me, but I am a woman who can make completely convincing chicken noises. I can sound like a contented chicken, an excited hen and a wide-awake little bantam rooster.It isn’t a skill you’re likely to see on my resumé, but it is one of which I am somewhat ...

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