The Sky is Falling  Winterizing: Part 1

The Sky is Falling Winterizing: Part 1

Most of us in the Northeast have a basic handle on winterizing our poultry already, but there always seems to be those recurring winter battles. How do you accommodate everyone universally when the snow flies? How do you let air transfer and remove moisture, but keep the wind off your birds?
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The Importance of Beak Trimming

The Importance of Beak Trimming

I admit, before I had a chicken who required regular beak trims, I did not know this was a thing. Trimming a chickens beak? That sounds strange. Does it hurt?

Relax! Beak trimming is an important part of regular chicken care and maintenance. But, why?
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Fall Foraging On & Off the Farm

As a chicken-keeper, Fall is my favorite time of year. The cooler temperatures and reduced egg production are both a welcome respite for humans and chickens alike. Fall is the first signal that the cold is coming and it is time to start thinking about winter preparations.

But first, we eat.

A hens natural egg cycle is winding down, she is molting, drinking less, and eating more to help regrow feathers and replenish nutrition lost while producing eggs all year. Fall provides a bounty of chicken-friendly food items that arrive just in time to help your hens recondition before the snow flies. Squash, pumpkins, deer apples, oh my!

If you are like me and do not have enough space to garden, or if you were not so lucky gardening this year, here are a few of my favorite ways to acquire seasonal produce for your chickens that are economical and guaranteed to bring them joy:

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Glossary list of common poultry terms and slang

We've compiled a comprehensive alphabetical list of the terms and slang of poultry and chicken keeping. If we have missed anything or you have any local or slang poultry terms you would like to see included feel free to email [email protected]
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