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Category: Chickens

3 Reasons You May Not Want Baby Chicks

I hear a resounding gasp right now. How can I possibly suggest raising baby chicks isn’t totally the radest (rad-est?) thing EVER?! Don’t get me wrong. I looove me some baby chicks. How can you not adore those precious little balls of fluff? Especially when they’re only a few days old, are convinced you’re their mama, and like to cuddle…

Preparing Your Chickens For Winter

Part of homesteading is having a plan. Anyone who knows me, knows I’m more of an, ah-hem, free spirit. Plans make me feel restricted, man. I like to be fluid, so to speak. But I also know that for the sake of running my homestead, I need solid plans in place to ensure the health and happiness of my animals, and the success of food production on my little urban farm. Alas…

When Chickens Molt…

When chickens molt, it’s a raggedy-looking thing, ya’ll. Seriously, have you ever seen it? It’s like someone took feathers from a bunch of chickens and patched them together to make one Frankenstein-esque chicken. Bald patches and tiny, spiky, re-growing, baby feathers included. (No offense, Loretta, mama still loves you! After all, you lay the biggest eggs.) In all seriousness, though, molting chickens require a little extra…