Chickens

Chicken Breed Selection–Questions to Consider

Chicken Breed Selection–Questions to Consider

4 by / on January 15, 2013, 8:49 pm / in Chickens, Preservation Projections

Since the posting of my Step-by-Step guide a few of you have asked what breed I recommend. My first answer is the question: “Why do you want chickens?” If you want hens that will sit on eggs and hatch them out, you want broody hens, and Australorps are one good choice.  And they lay a good number of big brown […]

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From Chicks to Laying Hens–A Step by Step Guide

From Chicks to Laying Hens–A Step by Step Guide

26 by / on January 6, 2013, 3:20 pm / in Chickens, Farming/Gardening, Preservation Projections

Keeping chickens is easy–and I highly recommend it!  To give easy a reference point, having done both I’d say chickens is way less work than a dog, but more than a cat.  You only need to consider a few factors to successfully raise hens from chicks, which I recommend over purchasing full grown hens because chicks, while they are actually […]

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The Hens’ Thanksgiving Feast

The Hens’ Thanksgiving Feast

0 by / on November 2, 2012, 9:09 pm / in Chickens, Farming/Gardening

One of our farming tasks this time of year is to harvest whatever else we want from the gardens before turning them over to the hens.  We planted a winter garden this year, so will continue to have kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, beets and parsnips, but meanwhile, I harvested the rest of the bell peppers, and beets and […]

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