5 High Protein Treats For Backyard Chickens

5 High Protein Treats For Backyard Chickens

Winter is here….and although most backyard chickens weather winter well, you might find yourself worrying about whether they’re getting enough protein. Your flock’s feathers are critical to their health during the winter. Feathers serve some important purposes, including protection from the wind AND keeping your backyard chickens warm. So, providing your hens a diet that’s…

Chicken Wire = Dead Flock?? Confessions from the Coop
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Chicken Wire = Dead Flock?? Confessions from the Coop

Someone commented on my latest YouTube video that if you use chicken wire, you’ll definitely lose your backyard chicken flock.   I think it’s funny when people say this or that will DEFINITELY happen – especially if “that thing” runs against the grain of their opinion.   When it comes to chickens and ducks, you…

Naughty Ducks! Confessions from the Coop (TM)
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Naughty Ducks! Confessions from the Coop (TM)

Yesterday, I noticed my ducks aimlessly wandering around the yard, which isn’t supposed to happen – I shut their run door.   Yet, there they were, happy as clams, playing in the horse waterers.   When I checked the coop, the door was open. Don’t ask me how.   https://www.instagram.com/p/BnujvMLl6qH/?taken-by=pamperedchickenmama But here’s what’s funny: NONE…

Ducklings That Spontaneously Reproduce?? Confessions From The Coop (TM)
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Ducklings That Spontaneously Reproduce?? Confessions From The Coop (TM)

So, either I can’t count, or the ducklings are spontaneously reproducing.   I’ll swear on the Bible that there were only 10 ducklings when they hatched, but they finally slowed down long enough yesterday for me to do a head count.   And there’s 11. Not 10.   So, I’m the proud owner of 16…

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…

Confessions From The Coop (TM): Ducklings!
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Confessions From The Coop (TM): Ducklings!

This month so far has been a notable one – we have ducklings!   Yep, we’ve been testing out a Brinsea incubator (read the review here) and we now have 10 beautiful ducklings of all shades!   A couple were “shrink wrapped” (the humidity fell below 50% so we were keeping an eye on them)…