"Thank You Rachel for commenting~Could they be molting at this age?
I'd say they're 9 mths old. They aren't free range, they are backyard chickens in a small town, and I'm afraid of dogs that might get…"
"I have eight red hens that have been together since the beginning.
We've had them since early spring. Why is it now that I'm noticing that most of them have been pecked badly on their lower back, clost to their tail?
"I tried a new recipe recently that is a keeper:
6 cups warm water
5 Tlbs. sugar
2 1/2 Tlbs. salt
5 Tlbs. veg. oil
2 pkgs. yeast dissolved in 1/4 cups warm water
13-14 cups flour
Add warm water to sugar, salt, and oil. Add dissolved…"