Cochin Chickens: Eggs, Colors, Personalities & More!
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Cochin Chickens: Eggs, Colors, Personalities & More!

Be ready to fall in love with a big fluffy, friendly mass feathers when you start raising Cochin chickens! Whether you raise the full size version or a bantam cochin chicken, you’re sure to have a new best friend!   We own several cochins, including 2 bantams, and they’re the friendliest, cuddliest chickens in our…

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…

Will we have new chicks??? Confessions from the Coop (TM)

Will we have new chicks??? Confessions from the Coop (TM)

It finally happened (backyard chicken style).   The baby bantams have started laying!   My buff cochin hens have started laying the tiniest, perfect brown eggs.   I KNOW they’re fertile (thanks to my silkie roosters!), so I’m going to start collecting to hatch them.   How cute will that be?   Out of all…

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…

Got Chickens Molting? Here’s What To Do.

Got Chickens Molting? Here’s What To Do.

Molting chickens can be stressful because, well, your flock looks naked and like they’re unhealthy.   In fact, they can look like they’ve been to hell and back. They can look scruffy, and you might worry that they’re sick. And you might even take them to the vet! (Want more help with your chickens? Grab…