Category Archives: Managing the Flock

Understanding the Molting Process

by McMurray Staff Molting is a natural process that chickens go through annually so they can replenish and replace their feathers. Chickens need to grow new feathers to allow them to effectively regulate their body temperature especially those in colder environments. … Continue reading

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The Brahma Chicken

The majestic Brahma is an old breed with its roots far back in time; as with many heritage breeds, the exact genetic makeup of this bird is unknown. Historians have reconstructed the likely origins of this noble bird from clues … Continue reading

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Chickens Looking for Summer to End

 Sept 17 and still barely under 100 degrees, still another month to go. The flock is looking a little rough around the edges, but all seemed to be healthy… just a little attitudinal. Everybody is laying eggs except Piper, my … Continue reading

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