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Posts tagged backyard chickens

September 29, 2012

Conditions In The Coop 

chicken laying an egg

Backyard Chicken Farmers, Part 3: Too Hot, Too Cold

Our three backyard chicken experts talk about how difficult the hot hot summer was on their birds, and they give tips for helping your flock survive the winter.

September 27, 2012

Tastes Like Chicken 

chicken hiding in the bush

Backyard Chicken Farmers, Part 2: Predators In The Coop

Jana Wilson calls chickens the snack food of the wild kingdom. She is joined by two other chicken farmers to talk about which predators to look out for.

September 25, 2012

Scratch Scratch Cluck Cluck 

chicken in the garden

Backyard Chicken Farmers, Part 1: Garden Helpers

Chickens give backyard farmers more than just eggs and meat. Three experts talk about how they help in the garden with fertilizing, tilling and pest control.

September 22, 2012

Backyard Treasures 

chicken of the woods mushrooms

Meaty Fall Mushrooms, Predators In The Chicken Coop

Chef Daniel Orr cooks with King Oyster and Chicken Of The Woods Mushrooms, and our backyard chicken experts talk about protecting your birds from predators.

September 11, 2012

I'm Molting! I'm Molting! 

molting chicken

Where Have All The Feathers Gone?

Are your birds looking a little disheveled? Not to worry -- It's molting season.

August 14, 2012

Life Ain't Easy 

multi-colored feather footed rooster

A Rooster Named Sue

When your hens turn out to be roosters, it can be hard to know what to do. Here are some tips.

August 4, 2012

The Chicks Have It 

2012 Crawford Area Poultry Judging Competition (Georgia)

Showing Chickens, Fair Food Vs. Street Food, Sandwich Heaven

Jana Wilson's Sicilian Buttercup chickens compete at poultry competitions. It’s fair season in Indiana and we preview the latest deep-fried delicacy.

July 2, 2012

Ice Cold! 

Close up chicken flock thirsty water

Keeping Your Chickens Cool

You think it's hot out? Just imagine if you were covered with feathers! Here are a few tips to help your birds beat the heat.

April 24, 2012

The Chickens Are Coming! 

chick calendar

Heat, Water and Food: A Recipe For Healthy Chicks

At last, your baby birds have hatched. Now what are you going to do?

March 14, 2012


worm multitude close-up macro

Put Your Chickens To Work

Learn how to get a little free labor out of your flock. Here's a hint: Sometimes the best move forward is a giant step back.

February 23, 2012

Lies, Lies -- All Lies! 

rooster crowing face close-p

Four Chicken Myths Busted

Gallus domesticus is a bird with a bad reputation — a reputation it doesn't deserve.

December 19, 2011

Chickens Beware 

three chicks

City Chick, Country Chick: Keeping Poultry Predators Away

No matter how careful you are, chances are that someday your chickens will be hit by an attack of a predator of some sort or another.

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