We’ve had a broody hen in our coop for a few weeks now, so I’ve decided to make her a Mama. Here’s how to introduce chicks to a broody hen. Every day, I would find her in a nesting box sitting on eggs, no doubt with the long hope that the eggs would hatch. One, […]
Ever wonder how chickens and ducks fair in wintertime? Our seasoned flock has now been through a few winters, and they’re here to tell how. One of the best decisions we’ve made, is when we decided to have chickens. We made this decision five years ago, and we haven’t looked back since. Their eggs are […]
Have you ever been awake at night, couldn’t sleep so you turned on the TV? And, while watching TV in the middle of the night, have you ever been suckered into buying something?
I’ve done a little late late night shopping a couple times, but I’ve never bought anything quite like this…..
We’re going on four years of having backyard chickens, and we’re still really enjoying them. They’ve become our pets, really, each one with a little personality of their own, and like any pet, they’re always happy to see you.
Living in the Northeast, winters can be brutal and being prepared is paramount. Good chicken feed, along with keeping a flock block in their coop for them to peck at as they need is always a good idea. Having said that, we don’t add a heat lamp or extra heat source to our chicken coop.
There’s a little extra upkeep when taking care of chickens in the winter. However, here is why we don’t heat our chicken coop in the winter.