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Welcome to the TBN Ranch blog, an informative resource site for fellow backyard chicken keepers.
We are a hobby farm dedicated to raising a variety of standard and bantam chickens in Phoenix, Arizona. 

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The primary reason for keeping chickens varies from household to household. But for most, keeping a few backyard hens for a daily supply of fresh eggs is preferred over raising meat birds.

Maybe you’re looking for bug and weed control, or having your very own fertilizer machine for your garden. Whatever your reason, we are here to help you prepare, problem solve, and most importantly, to expect the unexpected with ease.

Before you join the trendy circle of urban chicken keepers, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with what this responsibility actually entails.

There are a few basics to learn before you get started, research is always your best tool for success…. and there’s an array of information right here to help you in your successful pursuit.
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Fall Chicks Arrive!

It’s that time of year for chicks in Arizona, and we couldn’t be happier to say goodbye to the dreadful heat of summer. Our first lot of chicks are Welsummer, Wyandotte, and Australorp. Next month we hatch Silkies!

This is the first run using the new brooder, exciting!

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Chicken Breed Focus – Delaware

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I‘ve always been interested in this bird, but know little about them. They seem to be available at hatcheries, although in moderate numbers.  After reading this article, thought I was sold… until I read all the reviews and the word noisy kept popping up!

Passing the information along to you, maybe they’ll be of interest to you.

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Delaware aka Indian River

The Indian River was developed in the 1940s in the United States by George Ellis in the state of Delaware. He selected the occasional light colored sport produced from the popular broiler cross of Barred Plymouth Rock roosters and New Hampshire hens. Continue Reading Backyard Chickens | Chicken Breed Focus – Delaware

 

 

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Getting Chickens to Roost in the Right Place

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amy elizabeth | TBN Ranch Chickens have a strong homing instinct which drives them to return to the same place to roost at dusk. Those who for whatever reason have decided otherwise, can easily be picked up when it’s dark … Continue reading

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