Category Archives: Chickens

Pullets in the Tractor!

I received my new chicks on February 6th – all 26.  They stayed in the brood box for the first 6 weeks until they were fully feathered. When the chicks are fully feathered, they’re able to be moved outside. I … Continue reading

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The Incredible, Edible Egg!

Courtesy of John Ingraham Eggs themselves are remarkably resistant to germs like salmonella. The shell and proteins in the egg white normally do a good job of fending off pathogens. But eggs laid by a bird infected with salmonella will … Continue reading

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Chicken Workshop – March 19

From Eggshell to Nest Egg Date:  March 19, 2011 Time:  9am – noon Place:  Lazy B Farm Cost:  $25 per person; $40 per couple Chickens have become the new “niche” pet in recent years and they’re not just the old … Continue reading

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Metal Nesting Boxes

Now that the weather has turned a bit cooler, it’s time for projects here on the farm.  On Labor Day weekend, we started working on the chicken area.  There were several things that needed my attention – one being the … Continue reading

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Banding the New Hens

The longer I homestead, the more I realize how important it is to be a good steward of the resources I have available to me.  Last year, I kept track of the amount of chicken feed I was purchasing and … Continue reading

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Meat Chicks Arrived

Lauren came to me the other day and announced that we were running low on chickens in the freezer.  While I may be able to butcher a chicken faster than I can get in the van and run to the … Continue reading

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New Chicken Tractor

I visited a farm several months ago and really liked their tractors.  Not John Deeres, Kabota, or Farmalls.  These were cages that held turkeys and were portable.  The designs were great! So I took lots of pictures, brought them home … Continue reading

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Those Darn Broody Hens!

I have a broody hen in the chicken house. Every year it’s the same story. Spring arrives and her maternal clock begins to tick.  She becomes a little more ornery and starts hoarding all the eggs.  She puffs herself up, … Continue reading

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Chickens: from Chick to Pullet

Our chicks have been outside in the brood box for the last several weeks.  I’ve been turning the light on at night for them so they don’t get chilled.  The chicks will “tell” you when they’re hot or cold.  If … Continue reading

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Training Dogs and Chickens

Molly is a Border Collie – an intense herding dog.  We rescued her from a family who bought her as a “family” dog.  They lived in a suburban neighborhood with an unfenced yard.  The family had 2 small boys. We … Continue reading

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