Should You Have Backyard Chickens?

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by GARDENSANITY

Thanks GARDENSANITY for this fun article. This is an excellent source of information for anyone considering taking the plunge in chicken keeping.

Is Chicken Hobby Farming for You? What About Children With Chickens?

Although it is great that such a large number of people have become interested in the ‘backyard chicken’  movement, there are many that are not as well informed as they should be before jumping in with both feet… Read Article

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Laying Hens and How Light Effects Egg Production

If your chickens are laying less frequent, this article many help you understand why.

If you haven’t made any big changes to how you’re caring for them, there’s a good chance it’s caused by the short day lengths. Chickens need 14-16 hours of light each day to lay their best… Continue Reading

More on Composting with Chickens

Silver Laced Polish hen

Whether you have a large or small chicken yard, just a couple chickens or hundreds, you can still have chickens help you with your compost.

The best way is to just throw all your compostable materials right into the chicken yard. It will better utilize their manure by incorporating it with the other materials, instead of causing mud, rain runoff and compacted dirt & manure… Read Article

Further reading about composting –> HERE

Source: backyardchickens.com

Egg Chart, Identifying Various Problems

Buff Orphington

Here’s a handy chart from the Poultry Site that identifies the egg problems you might be seeing among your laying hens.