When the overnight temperatures began plunging into the 40s this past week, I decided to eliminate the temporary housing the pullets have been living in. Just after dusk, when everyone was having trouble seeing, I scooped up the young girls and popped them into the coop with hens. Forcing territory into a community space was […]
Iâ€™m a person who likes to prepare. Research, studying, and compiling information is a joy, and when I took up raising chickens, it was the preparation that convinced me I was ready for the hobby. But no matter how much I prepare, thereâ€™s always something I donâ€™t know until I jump in. Usually, itâ€™s something […]
Spending time with your flock, observing behaviors, and inspecting each chicken for injury and illness are important chores to add to the daily or weekly to-do list. You know your flock and its individual personalities best, which makes spotting problems easy. I keep a close eye on my Silver-Laced Wyandotte, Pauline. Sheâ€™s my heaviest chicken, […]
The bitter cold here in the East has wreaked havoc on the garden this week. Iâ€™m not so much worried the many perennial plants, trees and shrubs we have on the property that are fully hardy down to USDA zone 5 and below.