How to keep chickens
18 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Sussex chickens

Sussex Chickens - One of the Best Chicken Breeds [caption id="attachment_2182" align="alignleft" width="223"] Photo Credit: sillydog / photo on flickr[/caption] If you’re looking for a friendly chicken breed that is easy to raise and maintain, ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Maran Chickens

Maran Chickens - deep chocolatey brown eggs When I started to look into Maran Chickens, I noticed there seemed to be only two things all the experts agreed on. 1. Maran Chickens lay big brown chocolatey eggs. In fact, pure bred Maran Chickens lay...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Araucana Chickens - A lot to like but challenging

Araucana Chickens Araucana chickens are a great choice if you just want a couple of chickens in the backyard. However, they are difficult to breed and to hatch. One reason Araucana chickens stand out is their facial tufts. They are the only breed...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Puppy potty training

Puppy Potty Training There is no doubt puppies are cute, adorable, affectionate, defenseless, and make you want to just pick them up and hug and kiss them. But that novelty can very quickly wear off if they start weeing and pooing all through your h...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Buff Orpington Chickens - a lot of chicken to love

Buff Orpington Chickens Did you know that Buff orpington chickens are simply one colour type in the Orpington breed? The word "buff" simply means golden colour. As well as buff orpington chickens, the orpington breed also comes in black, blue and...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Ameraucana Chickens

Ameraucana Chickens I think Ameraucana chickens are a little bit special. They are one of the few breeds of chickens that lay blue eggs. Did you know there are only 1 or 2 other breeds of chickens that lay blue eggs? Secondly they have these love...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

What to feed chickens

What to feed chickens You've brought your chickens home, they have a lovely free range environment and they have access to plenty of grass and bugs. So what do you feed your chickens? How much do you need to feed them? Do you even need to feed them ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Sick chicken - not on my watch!!

The importance of chicken health Along with selecting the right breed, selecting and then maintaining healthy chickens will be crucial to your chicken keeping experience. The last thing you want is to be lumbered with a sick chicken if you can avoid...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Sick chicken - not on my watch!!

The importance of chicken health Along with selecting the right breed, selecting and then maintaining healthy chickens will be crucial to your chicken keeping experience. The last thing you want is to be lumbered with a sick chicken if you can avoid...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Sick chicken - not on my watch!!

The importance of chicken health Along with selecting the right breed, selecting and then maintaining healthy chickens will be crucial to your chicken keeping experience. The last thing you want is to be lumbered with a sick chicken if you can avoid...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Apple cider vinegar for chickens

Apple Cider Vinegar for chickens - miracle cure or snake oil? If you have spent any time in chicken forums you probably noticed many loyal supporters of Apple Cider Vinegar for chickens. Some suggest it is even a miracle cure of sorts in and around ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

The Broody Hen - how to deter broodiness in chickens

The Broody Hen There is no doubt chickens are noted for their motherly instincts. The term "clucky" that we use in every day language to describe a woman who is baby ready originates with our humble little chickens. Chicken mums are protective, nurt...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Poultry

Poultry For a lot of people, the term poultry means chickens. It is easy to understand why when a quick google search of the term brings up thousands of pages relating to chickens. It is the same story in youtube. But did you know the term "poult...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Building chicken coops - Product review

Building Chicken Coops If you want to keep chickens, you'll need a chicken coop. That chicken coop needs to be capable of keeping your chickens safe from weather and predators. It also needs to give your chickens a comfortable place to roost, feed ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Chicken House Plans

Chicken house plans Chickens are easy to look after. But they do need a good solid "house" to live in. If you live in an area with lots of predators the quality of their housing becomes even more important. Not only will their housing need to kee...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Barred rock chickens

Barred Rock Chickens Barred Rock chickens are a favourite breed of many backyard flocks. This is because they are very versatile and easy going. They make excellent pets (even the roosters), laying hens and table birds. Barred rock chickens are ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Chickens eating eggs - how to stop them before they start

How to stop chickens eating eggs before they start The quickest and easiest way to stop your chickens eating eggs is to make sure they never start to begin with. Once your chickens have a taste for eating eggs it is a very difficult habit to try and...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

What to feed chickens

What to feed chickens You've brought your chickens home, they have a lovely free range environment and they have access to plenty of grass and bugs. So what do you feed your chickens? How much do you need to feed them? Do you even need to feed them ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Chickens and gardens - friends or foes?

Chickens and gardens can exist in harmony [youtube width="640" height="360"]tQE09C4y1jk[/youtube] My two fat ladies helping with the gardening - they pull the weeds with their scratching and then eat the bugs that are hidden underneath. No need f...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Sick chicken - not on my watch!!

The importance of chicken health Along with selecting the right breed, selecting and then maintaining healthy chickens will be crucial to your chicken keeping experience. The last thing you want is to be lumbered with a sick chicken if you can avoid...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

3 signs you have a sick chicken

The importance of chicken health Along with selecting the right breed, selecting and then maintaining healthy chickens will be crucial to your chicken keeping experience. When selecting chickens from a breeder (or from anyone else) you'll want so...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

Sick chicken - not on my watch!!

The importance of chicken health Along with selecting the right breed, selecting and then maintaining healthy chickens will be crucial to your chicken keeping experience. The last thing you want is to be lumbered with a sick chicken if you can avoid...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

What chickens eat?

What chickens eat? The short way to answer what chickens eat is to say they eat pretty much everything. Chickens are omnivorous which means they eat plant and animal matter. They love variety and are not noted for being fussy eaters. Chickens even e...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Barb Hutchinson
Scoop.it!

The Broody Hen - how to deter broodiness in chickens

The Broody Hen There is no doubt chickens are noted for their motherly instincts. The term "clucky" that we use in every day language to describe a woman who is baby ready originates with our humble little chickens. Chicken mums are protective, nurt...
more...
No comment yet.