All four of the eggs in this photo are only two colors. I kid you not. The eggs in the picture above are only two colors. White and blue. In fact, at their core, all chicken eggs are white or blue. But what about the brown and green ones? What about purple and pink?
Raising backyard chickens is easy, but be warned, they are a gateway animal. You'll start with just a couple of chickens and before you know it you've got a flock large enough to produce eggs for the whole neighborhood. That leads to the acquisition of ducks. Then it's goats.
Chickens really are a great starter animal, though. They are low-maintenance and fairly low-cost. Learn how to raise backyard chickens with these articles. Remember, healthy and happy chickens lay the most delicious eggs.
With people’s desire to eat local and know where their food is coming from, farms are popping up all over. Not all towns are supportive of this movement. Kathy Mormino (The Chicken Chick) is making headlines in her battle to keep chickens on her urban property. I foresee this just being the beginning.
Do you have well behaved birds that stay behind their decorative fences? Do you have your birds enclosed like Fort Knox? Do you’re birds have the luxury of wandering wherever they please? Today’s post is for those of us that have naughty birds who are constantly trying to fly the coop… literally.
You might be wondering when is the right time to switch to the next stage of feed. Today I’m going to talk a bit about the timelines for those using commercial feed. Plus, I’ve included some great information about feeding roosters, drakes and toms as well as feeding a mixed flock of various ages and species.
Yes, roosters crow, but are they really the loud ones? My hens have various calls they do throughout the day. We have a “Look at the worm I found… No you can’t have it!” call. We have a “She’s coming with the treat bucket!!!” warrior-style call. Mostly we have the Egg Song.
I have nineteen little beaked mouths I’m feeding right now. Of the nineteen, eight are currently laying. I have two hens who are brooding and nine little babes. If you know your profit & loss math, you can see I’m not in a great position right now. Because I ferment my feed, I’m currently breaking even.