Monday, November 24, 2014

Tips From Our Junior Blogger: Selecting a Chicken Breed

Tuesday's Tip From Our Junior Blogger
Chicken tending tips straight from the mouth of a Kindergartener!

Selecting a Chicken Breed

Some chicken breeds are good in the cold like the Buff Orpington and the Easter Egger.  Some breeds are good in the hot.

You can pick your chicken by it's egg color. You can also pick a chicken by what it looks like.

Some chickens, like Plymouth Rocks, can lay lots of eggs.

Some chickens can be broody like the Orpington.  Broody means they want to sit on their eggs all day.

Docile breeds can be the Orpingtons, Ameruacanas, Silkies and Plymouth Rocks.  Docile means they want to be held a lot and like to be around people.


For more detail on selecting a chicken breed read the following article by Lisa Steele from Fresh Eggs Daily:




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Monday, November 17, 2014

Tips From Our Junior Blogger: Egg Shell Problems

Tuesday's Tip From Our Junior Blogger
Chicken tending tips straight from the mouth of a Kindergartener!

Egg Shell Problems


Sometimes chickens can have problems with the shells of their eggs.  They might have problems if they don't eat the right food or it's too hot, or it's too cold, or they are scared.  When they are pullets they sometimes lay fart eggs because they aren't very old. And for some chickens it might be hard to push out their egg and then they get their blood on it.  


For more information on egg deformities please read the following article from Backyard Chickens:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tips From Our Junior Blogger: Chicken Predators

Tuesday's Tip From Our Junior Blogger
Chicken tending tips straight from the mouth of a Kindergartener!

Chicken Predators
Predators are mean to chickens.  They eat them or just bite off of them and then leave to their home.  Some predators are:

other people's dogs
raccoons
bobcats
wild cats
skunks
foxes
wolves
bears
hawks
eagles

Here are some of their paw prints to look for:  


Look for their paw prints everywhere around your yard and around your coop. To protect your chickens from predators you should make your fence around your coop high and cover it and close and lock all the doors at night.



For more information about predators and how to protect your flock read the following articles from Fresh Eggs Daily:






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Monday, November 3, 2014

Tips From Our Junior Blogger: Chicken Combs

Tuesday's Tip From Our Junior Blogger
Chicken tending tips straight from the mouth of a Kindergartener!

Chicken Combs


single - It looks like a flower.

rose - It has a spike on the back.

pea - It looks like a road.

buttercup - It looks like a bowl.

v-shaped - It is shaped like a v.

walnut - It kind of looks like a walnut.

strawberry - It's small and bumpy.

cushion - It is right on top of it's beak and looks like a circle.




For more information on chicken combs please visit Backyard Chickens.




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