About the Sebright Chicken

The Sebright is a very small, beautiful, rose-combed bantam, usually with laced feathers. They are a purely ornamental breed, very popular as pets and with hobbyists as show birds.
While usually quite friendly with people, they are very active and very good flyers and need to be confined. Sebrights are a ‘true’ bantam, not coming in a standard sized variety…  Continue Reading

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Stay Healthy, Practice Good Chicken Keeping

We all know the risks of salmonella and how important it is to keep chickens and chicken items in their own area. Seriously, do we really practice it?  There should be a designated clean area around our house where chickens, our boots, rakes, etc never end up. We shouldn’t drink our morning coffee when tending to the chickens. Okay, I’m guilty, and I’ll bet I’m not alone.  So lets take another look at how to be responsible chicken keepers, got a couple minutes to keep your family safe? 🙂

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An increasing number of people around the country are choosing to keep live poultry, such as chickens or ducks, as part of a greener, healthier lifestyle. While you enjoy the benefits of backyard chickens and other poultry, it is important to consider the risk of illness, especially for children, which can result from handling live poultry or anything in the area where they live and roam. Learn More

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Skunk – Chicken Predators – How To Protect Your Chickens

Skunks (also known as polecats in the USA) are medium size mammals, probably best known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong, unpleasant odour. There are four species of skunks: the hooded skunk, the striped skunk, the spotted skunk and the scarce hog-nosed skunk. The most common of the four being the striped skunk.

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More on Composting with Chickens

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…

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Further Reading on Composting Manure

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