Those Sneaky Chicks! Confessions From The Coop (TM)
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Those Sneaky Chicks! Confessions From The Coop (TM)

Well, it finally happened.   We finally had a chillier than normal (read: in the 60s F), which tells me that soon, the dang mosquitoes will go back in hiding for another 6 months.   I started putting the finishing touches on the duckling coop (they’re WAY happier to be out of that tractor and…

Is Chick Grit Necessary?

Is Chick Grit Necessary?

A common question I get is whether chick grit is necessary. And the answer is yes….and no. It depends on a few factors, namely, whether your feeding your chicks treats, letting them forage, or feeding extra things like herbs. Like older chickens, grit can help chicks digest their food. In fact, if you’re feeding anything…

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This Week in Farm Photos

Maat van UitertMaat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her…

Finally! An egg!

After many months of being on strike, my red hen finally laid an egg. In reality, I think the low daylight hours effected her, so I added a light to their new coop, followed by a few threats about the stew pot. (Don’t let anyone tell you threats of the pot don’t work because THEY…