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HOMEGROWN Eggs vs Store Bought

In the last 6 months there are now 4 places selling eggs.  FREE RANGE EGGS say the signs.  I am a city slicker what do i need to know about…

Started by Joe Klinkhoff

4 Mar 7
Reply by Joe Klinkhoff

Winter Chickens

Well, my chickens are in the bathroom for the winter. Once the water dishes started freezing up, in they went. What do you all do with your…

Started by Jana Franzen

11 Jan 31
Reply by Jana Franzen

recommendations needed guinea - chickens - chicks - keets are COLD & DYING

I have approx. 86 chickens and 7 adult guineas.  8 little chicks and about 34 guinea keets.  They are in a very big barn that is 60' long.…

Started by Cindy

5 Jan 8
Reply by Tasha Raymond

Discouraged! No eggs

My chickens are 6 months old now and I still have no eggs.  I have nesting boxes filled with straw in the coop.  I have put about a 1/2 a d…

Started by Cindy

11 Oct 30, 2013
Reply by Eric Bateman

Why am I not getting my egg count that I feel I should be?

I have 53 chickens that are over 6 months old.  30 of them are molting however many of them  already have their feathers back and look good…

Started by Cindy

4 Oct 17, 2013
Reply by rachel whetzel

What is the breed?

Started by Cindy

1 Sep 11, 2013
Reply by Cindy

Rat(s) !

I have a small flock of 4 silkies this is their 2nd year with me . We live in an urban area and up until a few weeks ago when there was a f…

Started by Lizz

1 Sep 6, 2013
Reply by Carrie Seal-Stahl

roosters nightly behavior

I received roosters 2 by accident.  Now I have three and I've notice my girls all perch on the roosts at night but my roosters all sleep to…

Started by Cindy

4 Aug 6, 2013
Reply by Cindy

We ordered a surprise package from Cackle Hatchery! They are shipping it Wednesday!

How do we prepare?  What will we get?  How many will we get? Has anyone here done that? After talking to the hatchery all they will tell u…

Started by Cindy

8 Aug 6, 2013
Reply by Cindy

Egg Laying Cycles Question.

We got our first egg about a week and a half ago. It was a white egg, which was laid by our only Leghorn, and she's been consistent since.…

Started by Carrie Seal-Stahl

6 Jul 8, 2013
Reply by Carrie Seal-Stahl

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