The Grow System
Orpington Club (North America): Here is a forum with egg swaps, etc., but it looks like it might be old, so I am not sure if it is of use. https://americanorpington.proboards.com You can look up (your state or closest city) Poultry Swaps, & online egg auctions as well. I can't vouch for what link are below as I only found…
Just some cute for the day Was at a pet shop to buy a chameleon for my daughter and came across these cuties.
Can you imagine the chaos this would cause in the poultry community? It would affect us up here too as some breeders import Greenfire Farms imports and buy from others south of here (in normal years of course). I can't imagine it going through.…
I have written about this poor chicken before. She seemed to have recovered ok but still preferred to hide all day in the hay and come out to feed after the others either go out to free range or after they roosted for the night. With this unbelievable winter weather the chickens are not going out so they found Brownie's…
I had two of these but had uses for both come spring. One was to go with my blacks and one with my blues. They were perfect. Heavy, good shape, great coloring, everything. I am pretty frustrated (angry) right now. These are very hard birds to find good specimens of, especially now with stupid covid interference. They were…
Do you have any of these 14 plants where your chickens range? Better safe than sorry.
We are finally getting a long cold snap. Luckily we are going to miss the snow dump but I think its 6 days of cold. My chickens have become spoiled this winter so I figured I need to go the extra mile to keep them happy. All outdoor animals have been deep mulched to hold in warmth. Waterers have been filled and placed in a…
Does anyone know why chickens sometime scratch the bottom of the nesting boxes? Mine sometimes scratch really hard and I was just wondering why.
Has anyone noticed a slightly rubbery texture in their farm fresh eggs? Our girls started laying in the winter, and they're just eating grain now because everything is covered in snow. We think maybe the rubbery texture will go away in the spring when they start eating grass. We'll have to see. Any thoughts? Thank you!
We are trying to decide if we should buy a cabinet style incubator or just let the hens hatch naturally. First we are about 100 miles North of Anchorage, Alaska. I remember the incubator my parents had was made with wire trays. My mother would go roll the eggs by hand a couple times a day. When it was hatch time the chicks…