Category: General Poultry Care

Double-Yolk Eggs Could Mean Trouble

Earlier this week, we thought we had a broody hen already occupying our most popular nest box in a largest flock. Splotchy had set up camp and was sending out her broody sounding warnings anytime another hen came around. She is the only EasterEgger…

Get Out the Lime & Salt…It’s Time to Paint the Coop!

Lime is used in many applications from kitchen uses like pickling and preserving eggs to industrial & agricultural uses like mortar additive and soil amendment. For 100’s, if not 1,000’s of years, people have used a whitewash mixture to preserve, sanitize, and brighten up wood structures – especially on the farm. We have whitewashed several of our smaller chicken coop/hutches for a few years now, and we have been pleased with the results. Whitewashing provides antibacterial properties along with repellent properties.

“Mean” Roosters – Why We Keep Them Anyway

After much researching, we found more solid opinions when we began studying rooster behaviors, particularly in relation to a rooster’s position in a flock.

Almost time for Spring Cleaning!

Spring is in the air, and the chickens will soon be filling up those nest boxes. Time for spring cleaning prep and choosing the right bedding for your coop.

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