Mites are a common parasite affecting chicken flocks. With regular attention they are easily controlled.
French Black Copper Marans
When I first decided to add chickens to our farm, I went for a breed that was a hardy egg layer. As we expanded our flock I focused on breeds that were unique and interesting to me. The French Black Copper Maran is just such a bird. Regal and stately, this hen stands out in…
Expanding the chicken flock
I’m expanding my chicken flock with 4 week-old chicks.
Chicken run entertainment
One of my better ideas was hanging a grocery store cabbage from some string for my chickens. It provides 2 days of entertainment while also giving them some greens to eat. We don’t free range our chickens, instead keeping them in an enclosed run that is large enough to support scratching and pecking, dust baths,…
Building a new chicken coop and run
Designing and building a chicken coop and run for your backyard flock