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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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Feb 09, 2019

My Precious Zeke

Zeke was one special member of our family. I got my little spit fire of life when he was only 2 months old. His previous owner told me he was a mix and

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Dec 02, 2018

My baby, Sweetpea

I have been keeping chickens strictly as pets, not for meat or anything of the sort (the eggs are just a bonus) since I was about 7. They've always been

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Dec 02, 2018

Duchess, my sweet

Our chicken raising adventures began at my mother's house. She brought home Rhode Island Red and Buff Orpington hatching eggs simply for the experience,

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Dec 02, 2018

Dumpling, my one and only

Some say it is to better to have loved and lost then to have never loved at all. But this feeling, is the worst in the world. Dumpling wasn’t just a pet,

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