Preventing an Outbreak of Respiratory Illness In Your Flock

Preventing an Outbreak of Respiratory Illness In Your Flock

Respiratory illnesses are no fun, and some strains can not be treated. I've had a respiratory illness in my flock a few years ago, and every hen had to be put down. Some strains are highly contagious, even though I had vet prescribed medicine. It would keep coming back even when the hen seemed to [...]

The Scoop On Chicken Sleep

The Scoop On Chicken Sleep

The way chickens sleep makes you wonder if your chickens even do sleep at all. They sleep with their heads tilted and sometimes with yes, one eye open! I've seen it so many times and couldn't help wondering if there was something wrong with their eyes, but turns out they were only sleeping. Chickens sleep [...]

Hurricane Season and How To Prepare

Hurricane Season and How To Prepare

Hurricane season has begun, and will continue to rage on through September and October. What's worse? The East Coast is being threatened by Florence, so I thought this would be a good time to share how I prepare myself and my chickens for hurricanes every year. I've lived on the East Coast for years despite [...]

The Best Cold-Hardy Chickens

The Best Cold-Hardy Chickens

Guess what! I was reading the Farmers' Almanac's Twitter, and I saw predictions for snow this year! And that means cold temperatures, so it's best to remember about that when you order chicks this fall.  Cold-hardy breeds might be the better option if you live up north, where the temperatures can get below freezing or [...]

Planting your own Herb Garden

Planting your own Herb Garden

Ok, I know I'm a little late on the herb plating situation, but at least you know where to visit next spring! If you're like me and live in a warm climate, then there's still a chance to plant herbs. I know I'm still plating! Growing herbs is pretty easy, you just need the right [...]