It’s almost time! You’ve ordered your chicks online, or planned a trip to TSC or the local feed store with your sights set on a bundle of fluffy babies. But before they arrive it’s important you’re prepared so I put together this post on getting ready for baby chicks. If you order online you should […]
Chickens are unarguably the gateway to farm life. If you’ve dipped your toes in the small farm, homestead or hobby farm lifestyle I’m sure you’ve read all about keeping chickens. But do you know about the other kinds of barnyard birds? I’ve had experience keeping Ducks, Geese, Turkeys and Guinea Hens in the past. At […]
Blood feathers are new feathers that aren’t done growing in that have a direct blood supply. It’s the beginning of the feathers life, when new feathers come in they look like porcupine quills. They’re called pin feathers or blood feathers.
The other day I was talking to my boyfriend about ordering chickens online and how I couldn’t finish my order until I decided on turkeys. He looked at me like I just told him I was going to order a space ship via Amazon prime and pop over to Jupiter for dinner on Tuesday. It […]
I went back and forth on writing this. You may not know this but there is a lot of controversy in chicken keeping, and I usually avoid starting fights. Obviously I decided to get involved so here is my opinion on lights in the chicken coop and a few reason why I will always use them.