Any new chicken owner who does their research on best breed for beginners will undoubtably come across the Columbian Wyandotte. The Wyandotte is an American bird that first arrived on the scene in the 1870s. This American poultry staple made its first appearance in Chicago at the World Fair. The name, Wyandotte, comes from the Native American tribe, Wendat, even though there aren’t any specific ties between the chicken and the tribe. The… [Read More]
It’s only a matter of time before a chicken lover decides it’s time to add a duck, or five, to the flock. With their adorable good-looks, and humorous farm antics, ducks are extremely hard to resist and quickly becoming a homesteading staple alongside the chicken.
Most chicken owners will encounter medical issues among their flock at some point. There are many signs and symptoms to watch for when it comes to a chicken’s health and wellness. An important part of a chicken’s anatomy, that often becomes an area to watch for illness, is the vent (a.k.a cloaca). It is common, and unpleasant to deal with conditions of the vent, but it is extremely important to take prompt action when… [Read More]
Having a new flock of chickens can be a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, especially for beginners. It takes years to learn the ins and outs of good chicken keeping. If I could go back and start over, there would be a handful of things I wish I would have known as a beginner. These ten tips will help prevent confusion and heartache for the new chicken owner.
1. Feeding and Watering New… [Read More]
Chickens are entertaining little creatures that are great for pure enjoyment, ornamental appeal, and fresh eggs. Bringing home a new flock is an exciting experience but if they arrive without proper preparation, the excitement can turn into panic quickly. When you are not prepared is when you will spend the most money trying to purchase everything you need for your new flock urgently.
The following list I have put together are absolute must-haves for the… [Read More]