My family got chickens mostly for the eggs, but we’ve expanded our flock to include hens named after Disney princesses, too. Yep, I’m the crazy chicken lady.
Getting your birds off to a healthy start sets the stage for how they’ll lay for years to come. In the first of three parts, we tell you how to establish great laying hens.
Children can dream of various careers in agriculture, thanks to a big boost by Mattel Inc.’s best-known spokesmodel, Barbie.
An increasing number of veterans are using their skills to agricultural ends, and some are helping save endangered heritage breeds.
Books from a century ago advocate feeding chickens modern-day favorites such as greens, grains, hard-boiled eggs and table scraps.
In the fourth part of this series, we continue alphabetically through chicken ailments, covering keel cyst, kinky back, Marek’s and Newcastle diseases, and nutritional disorders.
Winter temperatures, snow and ice create challenges for people caring for chickens. Use these suggestions we’ve learned in Michigan to make those duties as tolerable as possible.