The New Coop – Site Selection

Currently the chicken coop takes up some valuable real estate in the barn that could be otherwise used for hay/bedding storage or for goat pens.  The chickens have also chosen to may their dust bath, nearly a foot deep, right in front of the gate as well as pooping on...

First Eggs

Our current flock is going on 21 weeks old and we have been watching a couple of our most developed pullets very closely. Lizzy Leghorn was our first pullet to develop and has the largest, reddest comb of anyone. Her pelvis has spread to nearly 3 fingers wide and we...
Sexing Chickens: Hen or Rooster?

Sexing Chickens: Hen or Rooster?

It’s that time of year again. New chicken owners the world over have pullets nearing point of lay and they are all asking the same questions: Why is my hen’s comb getting so big and red? Is she really a he? Sexing chickens over 16 weeks of age is actually...