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Dec 06, 2019

In loving memory of Cannonball

We only got our hens about a month ago so it seems even more absurd that I am this upset, but the death of this particular hen has absolutely destroyed

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Aug 24, 2019

Help! Did I kill my developing chick!?

I am attempting to hatch eggs in the incubator for the first time. I know this is not a good time of year to order eggs through the mail, but I wanted

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Aug 14, 2019

Our Precious Girls — We Will Always Love You!

Our eight little girls came to us in a variety of ways. Spressy (Espresso) our little booted bantam always looked like she had pantaloons on. Stormy

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Aug 05, 2019

Moulting: why does it happen and what should you do?

Why, when and for how long does a chicken moult, and what action can you take to help your flock through the process?

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Jun 01, 2019

Animal husbandry: the day to day care of backyard chickens.

12 common chicken problems and their solutions: animal husbandry in action.

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Apr 25, 2019

Gourmet treats for the baby chicks in your life!

Got new chicks and want them to have the best start? Here are some special treats to keep them healthy and happy.

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Mar 31, 2019

Caring for your flock in April: your monthly task list.

What should we be doing during April to make sure our chickens are kept happy and healthy? Here are 20 must-dos.

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Feb 11, 2019

My buddy Zebedee

A long story. A pal of mine answered an advert for two hens and a house. He asked me to go with him to collect the hens and house which we dismantled

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Feb 09, 2019

My Minnie

My sweet little hen, Minnie, or as we lovingly called her “Min Min” - passed away this morning. I bought Min Min last year at Easter with her two sisters,

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Feb 09, 2019

Taco, Talon, Topo, Tasslehoff

On December 14 a wire malfunctioned in my and my fiance’s house. It sparked a fire and burned our beloved house down. Almost everything in it was destroyed

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