Posts filed under: About Chickens

About Chickens

Answering questions about chicken behavior, illness, and anatomy

For many new chicken owners pasty butt will be the first opportunity to get closely acquainted with chicken poop. Up to this point, other than a little odor, you may have been able to pretend that poop isn’t going to be part of the experience. Well… the honeymoon is over....
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It’s Chick Day! Chick day came and went with no complications, which is not usually my style. Maybe I’m slowly getting better at this! Let’s talk about what we did....
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Hey everybody! It’s been nearly 2 months since I’ve posted.  Terrible, huh? I’ve been asking myself why it’s been that long and the only thing (read as lame excuse) I’ve been able to come up with is that trying to work through three different imaginary test cases on raising poultry from chicks to laying hens......
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What’s that?  You’ve ordered chicks from a hatchery but have no idea where you going to put them?  Or you’re spouse came home with a box of peeps and a dream?  Don’t panic!  It’s going to be okay.  This isn’t hard, you can do it.  I applaud you for jumping in with both feet! They......
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To answer this question you need to ask yourself How fast do I want to “break even”? How desperate am I to start eating eggs from my hens? Hatching Eggs If you have the right equipment hatching eggs is a fairly easy and very fun thing to do. But if this is your first foray......
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How many eggs?!! Last time we walked through estimating how many dozen eggs per week we’re going to need to realize our fresh egg dreams.  We took into account how many we think we’ll eat, and how many we think we’ll sell or trade.  And we’re not married to our numbers because we know production is going......
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