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.
Winter is the time to look ahead and plan the coming year. We plan to add Runner Ducks, separate chickens and guineas, and (because we have 24 geese) start selling eggs.
Chickens can encounter three types of cats: pets, barn cats, and strays or ferals. Learn how they’re different and how you can protect your flock.