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My first baby chicks!

This is my first time raising chicks and it is going well! Patty is a Speckled Sussex, Goldie is a Buff Brahma Bantam and April is a Creme Legbar!

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Jack Bird

At around 4PM on the 1st of December, 2021, our dear friend Jack, passed-away… For an entire month I have struggled at addressing and finalizing this

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Bertie the Hen

Yesterday was a soft, mild, sunny day for late November here in Maine so I let my four girls out for some free range time, knowing that a snowstorm was

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Speckletail

Speckletail was an ISA Brown chook who we got in about October 2016. Before then, we had chooks only really for eggs, so they weren't really pets or friendly.

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Sinead, Phidelma, Lucy, Molly and Casper. Mrs. Dineen, Ms Marple, and Sideburns - You were loved

We had 8 chickens, raised from chicks, in our coop. They were Blue Andalusian, Rhode Island Red, Wyandottes and Buff Orpington and they were all beautiful

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Chicken breeds: a book review of Storey’s Illustrated Guide.

Trying to decide on which poultry breeds you’d like next? Here’s a detailed review of a well illustrated, comprehensive handbook.

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The Chicken Health Handbook: a review

Gail Damerow’s bible on chicken health will become one of the most well used books in your library. Find out why, here.

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A monthly health check sheet to ensure your chickens' welfare.

How to be vigilant when checking your chickens' health: run through these simple checks to make sure you catch illness in time.

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A little boy and his Ginger

My 2 grandsons raised the family 4 hens from day olds. I don't know the breed - beautiful rich red colour. There was Ginger, Bronzie, Henny Penny and

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RIP Bluey

I was given many reasons why having guineas was unwise: more difficult, less domesticated. I was told not to expect them to be like chickens. I've never

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Identifying weeds for chickens: detailed descriptions with photos.

Supplementing chicken feed with common weeds can add nutrition to their diet and your eggs. I look at six of the best.

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Light in the winter chicken coop - is it necessary?

As daylight hours become shorter, should your chickens have supplemental light? What are the pros and cons? Find out, here.

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Roses and hips for chickens: what are the benefits?

Proven info on which part of the rose work best, why they're critical for your flock in the winter and how to prepare and feed them.

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The Egg Skelter - an easy, efficient way to store your eggs!

An unique way of keeping your eggs in date order. The Egg Skelter is a stylish addition to any kitchen - and a great gift!

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Chicken food on a budget.

What can chickens eat when you're on a tight budget? Here's a plan for inexpensive feed you can source from home.

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