Photo by Audrey Pavia Henryfonda and Liberty, my two young roosters When I decided to let one of my hens hatch three eggs a few months ago, I had my fingers crossed that Iâ€™d get all girls. I knew that was unlikely, so I decided Iâ€™d be happy with two. It turns out I didnâ€™t […]
Audrey Paviaâ€™s blog – Pied Piper – Urban Farm Onlinechickens, pied piper, Audrey Pavia, mr. mabel, chickens following On Saturday mornings, when I go outside to do my weekly chores, I am quickly greeted by my flock.Despite the less-than-altruistic reasons for my popularity with these birds, I still get a huge kick out of the […]
Photo by Audrey Pavia Three of my cats like to cram themselves into just one bed. Iâ€™ve been a cat person my whole life. I think there was a three-month period when I was 27 when I didnâ€™t have a cat. I had lost my kitty to leukemia and was too grief-stricken to get another […]
Taking these steps can help ensure the safety of yourself, your family, your livestock and your farm in case of natural disaster.
Photo by Audrey Pavia Rio and Milagro – Houdini’s relatives reincarnated? Youâ€™d think I kept monkeys instead of horses, with the problems I have keeping my animals confined to my backyard. Seems one or both of my Spanish Mustangs manages to escape the back part of the yard and find their way to the back […]
Courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock Keep your layer chickens healthy by allowing them to free-range in a safe place on your urban farm. Getting fresh eggs from your backyard isnâ€™t as easy as just plopping a chicken in a coop. To get quality eggsâ€”keep your layer chickens healthy in the processâ€”you need to provide your hens with a […]
Here are signs that mites, ticks and other pests are at work in the coop and how to take immediate action to get rid of them.