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Advice; best small, year round egg layers?

Hi- I just got a small coop to go with my smallish yard. We do have plenty of shade, grass, and veggie/flower garden space that is flourish…

Started by juniper berri

12 Jul 31, 2010
Reply by BernCo 4-H Small Animals

chicks and ants

Does anyone have any experience with chicks and harvester ants (these are the black ones with big heads and huge pincers that make gravel p…

Started by A Martin

12 Jul 30, 2010
Reply by A Martin

Poultry Project 2010 Chicken Coop Design Competition

Fab Lab Abq is designing a sustainable chicken coop using digital fabrication and we just stumbled on this site. If you have an idea that…

Started by Fab Lab Abq

0 Jul 29, 2010

chicken feet dog treat question

One of our roosters was just harvested today, and my friend said I should keep one of the feet for a treat for my dog. My question is, will…

Started by Emily Holzknecht

3 Jul 20, 2010
Reply by Emily Holzknecht

Need to harvest chickens...where do I start?

Does anyone know of someone in town willing to harvest chickens? I'd like to learn, but am currently pregnant so I'm not sure I could actua…

Started by Daniela

2 Jul 20, 2010
Reply by Daniela

chicks, free to a good home

I have quickly acquired more chickens than we can keep. I am looking to re-home some of them. They were all bought as sexed pullets. I woul…

Started by jen-E

10 Jul 20, 2010
Reply by Janet Blair

Chicks hatched!

In many years of raising chickens I've never had a hen hatch eggs. There are now 2 baby chicks running around in the coop with their mother…

Started by Linnea Hendrickson

6 Jul 19, 2010
Reply by Linnea Hendrickson

Looking for a young hen or two.

One of my hens seems to have expired in the heat, while the other one is doing fine, but seems to be grieving. I am wondering if anyone has…

Started by Lisa Johnson

2 Jul 18, 2010
Reply by Lisa Johnson

Hen who is hiding a clutch from me

I have silkies, and have learned one of the hens is very sensitive. When she was sitting on her last clutch I took the babies away soon as…

Started by grygon

4 Jul 12, 2010
Reply by Bob Morgan

feeding chickens of diverse ages/stages?

Hello - I need advice. We have 2 chickens that are very near the 5 month laying age (they should begin laying this month), and another 6 ch…

Started by Molly

3 Jul 6, 2010
Reply by Molly

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