Tag Archives: chickens

Feathers and Fur

Meet Jasmine, she’s raising her babies in my chicken coop. She isn’t afraid of me, and the hens are pretty sure she’s just a goofy looking long-eared chicken. Home is where you’re comfortable, safe, and a place where nobody cares … Continue reading

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Fancy Banty

Meet Rose, an 18 month old black Silkie Bantam hen. She’s broody most of the time, rarely lays, and when she does it usually looks like some creepy alien egg. Nevertheless, she’s my friend, and that buys her a forever … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Minimizing Chicken Feed Waste

Solutions for the Coop and Outdoor Feeders Got chickens wasting their feed by scratching it out of the feeder? Not only is this costing  you money, but it’s also attracting rodents and wild birds.  This problem can be easily solved … Continue reading

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Raising Winter Chicks in Phoenix

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When Can Chicks Be Moved Outside? It’s a good guess you have your new chicks in a box in the house or garage and are watching them quickly outgrow their safe haven of comfort and…

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Splash of Color

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Chicken Keeping Resource Guide, 2/2015

Have an article to contribute to the Chicken Keeping Resource Library? Send it to amyichi@yahoo.com for consideration. Include TBN Article Submission on the subject line. Charts & Diagrams Chicken Anatomy, External, Internal, and Skeletal Chicken Anatomy, Full Color Chicken Combs … Continue reading

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Adding Hens to an Existing Flock

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Haven’t ever brought new chickens to an existing flock? Well, this can be an experience you won’t forget any time soon. Best to understand the pecking order now before you learn the hard way. Here’s the truth, expect the worst, … Continue reading

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Basic Chicken Terms and Anatomy

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If you’re new to raising chickens here are the most frequently used terms by chicken keepers everywhere. I hope it helps you better understand and care for your birds. Bantam:  Diminutive breed of domestic fowl. Boiler:  Chicken 6 to 9 … Continue reading

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Predator Proofing Chickens

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by Chicken Chick Protecting a flock against predators is one of the biggest challenges a backyard chicken keeper faces. The best offense is a good defense and knowing the basics of coop security is essential to keeping chickens safe from … Continue reading

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