Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from November, 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:
http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2013/03/what-kind-of-chickens-should-i-raise.html


Thanks for reading!
Click here and follow us on Facebook!

More chicken tips from our Kindergarten Junior Blogger: Proper Holding Techniques Canine Coop Patro…

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
Thanks for reading!
Click here and follow us on Facebook!

More chicken tips from our Kindergarten Junior Blogger: Proper Holding Techniques Canine Coop Patrol Feed Your Flock Protecting Your Blueberry Bushes Flying Over Fences Putting Your Chickens to Bed
How to Catch a Chicken
How to Stop a Chicken from Being a Bully
Clean the Chicken Coop
How t…

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:
Types of Predatorshttp://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2012/01/weasels-and-foxes-and-hawksoh-my.html

Ways to Protect Your Flock-http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2014/11/predator-proofing-101-how-to-keep-your.html


Thanks for reading!
Click here and follow us on Facebook!

More chicken tips from ou…

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.



Thanks for reading!
Click here and follow us on Facebook!

More chicken tips from our Kindergarten Junior Blogger: Proper Holding Techniques Canine Coop Patrol Feed Your Flock Protecting Your Blueberry Bushes Flying Over Fences Putting Your Chickens to Bed
How to Catch a Chicken
How to Stop a Chicken from Being a Bully
Clean the Chicken Coop
How to Find and Use a Chicken Sitter
Keep your Chickens Cool in Hot Weather
Poultry Dictionary
Chicken Diagram
Protecting your Dog from Sassy Chickens Panting Chickens
Plymouth Ba…

Shop My Store

Buy My Children's Book On Amazon

My 2nd Book Is Also Available on Amazon