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Apr 09, 2018

The most beautiful, most amusing, most agonisingly missed, Pijin

My cousin had bought a few banties. As a first time chicken keeper he picked the most appealing breed, more to look at than anything but with eggs as an

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Mar 24, 2018


Our favorite chicken randomly died yesterday. In the morning my partner went out early to let the girls out of the coop, so they can be free in their

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Feb 15, 2018

Memorial to Rex my pet rooster

I got my pet rooster Rex in June of 2011. At first I wasn't sure whether he was a boy or a girl until he became a teen chicken when his curly tail feathers

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Feb 10, 2018

Pre-incubation: tips to ensure a successful hatch.

Hatching chicken eggs can be both the most rewarding and the most stressful experience. Make sure yours have the best chance of a successful hatch with these tips about buying, transporting, storing and setting.

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Jan 13, 2018

My beloved friends Chicken, Feathers and Haggis.

I began my amazing journey with chickens in the most unexpected way. I came home one morning and found a beautiful hen wondering quite happily around

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Jan 13, 2018

The One who will live on in our hearts.

In the summer of 2016, I decided I would try to start raising birds for the first time. Due to the nature of my living situation I was a little limited

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Dec 17, 2017

Backyard chickens and frostbite.

Did you know that chickens can get frostbite? Learn about the symptoms and how to treat, cure and prevent it in your flock.

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Dec 02, 2017

Zorro and Heidi: Together Forever

Heidi and Zorro werey first Bantam pair ever. They were a pair of Old English Game bantams that I purchased at a local poultry show. The two were an inseperable

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Dec 02, 2017

Ivan the Terrible

I grew up around chickens. My father always had a coop full. However, I was not familiar with game birds. My husband acquired 2 hens and a rooster soon

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Sep 12, 2017

Bedding in the chick brooder: 5 alternatives discussed.

So you're getting your brooder box ready for new chicks and can't decide which bedding is best? Here are the pros and cons of five different types.

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