New chicken-keepers make common mistakes, such as this tale of chickens escaping a dog kennel during cleaning. In the end, though, missteps can teach important lessons.
I met Hedy one Thanksgiving when she was a chick at my mother’s house. I had the chance to take her homeâ€”and she changed everything.
Many stray animals made their way into my backyardâ€”and my careâ€”in northern Florida. A one-eyed rooster I named Cogburn was the first of my chickens.