Call duck condo
It is a spacious yet cozy 8 square feet. Open concept. Carpeted with a layer of fresh straw. Food delivery right to the door. Fantastic air conditioning. Duck balcony & pool spa to be added at a later date. We started with a large shipping crate and used a door off a broken animal carrier and the grate off of an old air…
Henderson's Chicken Chart
This is a small taste of the chicken breeds currently available and is a great place to start if you aren't sure what you might want. It compares a lot of important traits.
chickens and beans
So, we might finally be taking the plunge and getting a couple of laying hens. However, I just came across a concern. An article I read says that raw dried beans are pretty toxic to chickens, and states that chickens should not be allowed near the plants. This makes sense to me, beans do dry up and fall off, I even had a…
Show off Eggs! Chicks! What do you have on the go?
Here is a sampling of our eggs so far. Our guinea fowl, indian runner ducks & call ducks are not laying yet. I hope to start setting eggs from my Bielefelder under my silkies soon. I want to scale these up for lots of eggs. I am hoping for lots of pullets, of course. Top: 2 black (or blue) copper marans eggs. These girls…
Dog Proof Coop
Hi all. About six years ago I had a mess of chickens, then we moved to the city (they were given to another local farmer who could use them). We have since moved again and are able to have hens here. The problem: I have since adopted a dog with a high prey instinct. We had an average coop with a few hens and she destroyed…
Chickens and marigold
I recently bought a supplement called Layer Boost, which contains vitamins, electrolytes, enzymes, omega-3 and Marigold. Can someone enlighten me as to what marigold contributes to a hen's egg laying ability?
Bedding for new chicks- feedback needed
I manage the farm department of a farm/rural oriented chain store, and we are currently selling baby chicks, ducks and turkeys. Prior to this year, chicks were housed in metal stock tanks with brooder heat lamps and pine shavings. Due to a change in ownership, pine shavings (among other things) were not ordered in…