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Chicken Behavior

I'm curious as to why my 3 chickens perform a "fake chest-bump"  right after I let let out in the morning. Is it a form of greeting or othe…

Started by Erich Gottl

8 May 21, 2013
Reply by Cindy

Considering backyard chickens? Read this first!

In true unvarnished and awesome style, Erica at Northwest Edible Life has written this informative post: You Absolutely Should Not Get Back…

Started by Cornelia

2 May 14, 2013
Reply by Chris

"Real Talk" about chick behavior. I need insider information!

Hi all! I recently got my first 9 chicks ever. I had anticipated getting pullets but ended up getting much younger chicks (3-4 weeks old no…

Started by Michelle Wire

5 May 12, 2013
Reply by Rick Nichols

Started pullets

Does anyone have experience ordering started pullets- specifically from Murray McMurray?  Good? Bad? Ugly? Can you recommend another hatche…

Started by Mary Elizabeth

1 Mar 24, 2013
Reply by Cindy

broody hen

I have a broody hen or 2 and now I want to have her/them set for me.  Now, I have to get her and her eggs out of the coop and put them else…

Started by Nancy

3 Mar 4, 2013
Reply by Tabitha Gollihugh

Should I buy live baby chicks or hatchery eggs to incubate?

I am very glad I came across this site. I have been doing a lot of reading about chickens and can not wait to get some. I am currently deba…

Started by Cindy

6 Mar 4, 2013
Reply by Tabitha Gollihugh

Chicken newbie!

Hi everyone!     Greetings from California's San Joaquin Valley. My husband and I want to get started with chickens but there is SO MUCH in…

Started by Caitlin Couture

0 Dec 13, 2012


I fiiinally got chickens!  Three beautiful ladies.  My question is about bedding.  I bought shavings right off the bat because I read that…

Started by Kali

6 Oct 30, 2012
Reply by Ellen Peavey

Talk to me about chicken Poop and flies!

How do you keep it from attracting to many flies?

Started by Lizz

9 Oct 21, 2012
Reply by Lizz

Flat Eggs?

Hi everyone, One of our Barred Rock hens lays eggs that are sometimes flat on one or two sides. It doesn't happen all of the time but quite…

Started by Erich Gottl

5 Oct 20, 2012
Reply by Carol Hansen




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