Today we’re going to talk about candling. Candling is an important part of hatching. You will typically candle on days 7, 14 and 18. But how DO you candle? Do you need special equipment? What exactly are you looking for in there? I’ve got the answers to all of your candling questions.
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.
As the promise of spring is creeping around the corner, poultry lovers are filling their incubators to hatch out their new spring flock. Incubators can be very pricey and once you figure in all of the add-ons, it can really strike the pocket hard. Wouldn’t you rather spend your $$$ on eggs?
Those who are working with a limited amount of space may wonder if they can house different types of poultry under the same roof. I have bantams, large fowl and ducks in one coop. Does it cause issues from time to time? Yes, but I’ve worked out ways to make it all work.
These blue egg laying beauties bring a lot of color to the egg basket, but they leave their owners wondering what type of bird they truly are. Find out the differences between Araucana, Ameraucana and Easter Egger.
I’m going to highlight homesteading with chickens and some of the controversial issues that arise when keeping our feathered friends. These are some serious “hot-topic” issues in chicken keeping. They include winter keeping, incubating, bedding and feeding. Almost every aspect of chicken keeping. These are the things that really get poultry keepers hopping.