TBN’s Pretty Polish Hens

These are my fancy ladies, all are Polish hens hatched Oct 1st, 2011. This breed is not only stunning but a productive medium sized white egg layer. They are consistent layers of about three eggs a week in summer, and these ladies below take the winter off.

Penny Lane White Crested Lady Silver Laced 2013 Penny Lane White Crested 2

Polish chickens are heat tolerant, not broody, very docile, friendly, and if that’s not enough… pretty to look at too!

 

The History of Murray McMurray Hatchery

Murray McMurray hatchery is where many of us buy our poultry, they sell quality birds, tons of supplies and offer excellent customer service and support. That might be all we need to know, but the company has a history, a long history, and I’d like to share with you their story…

Murray McMurray officially started his chicken business in 1917. He had always been interested in poultry as a young man and particularly enjoyed showing birds at the local and state fairs. He was in the banking business at this time and sold baby chicks through the bank to area farmers and hobbyists… 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