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Chickens. The First Livestock.

The mother of a friend of ours raises chickens, turkeys, and various other animals on a hobby farm across town from us. Our friend mentioned to her that we were looking for chickens, and she offered to give us some as she was selling off and harvesting a bunch of her animals. 581 more words


Get your own EGGS!!


Photo by: Stefanie

Overflowing with excitement, I cannot contain the fact that it’s chick season!!! I do believe chickens are the favorite “farm animal” amongst our children. 1,028 more words

Influence of energy level and glycine supplementation on performance, nutrient digestibility and egg quality in laying hens.


Amino acids are utilized by poultry to fulfill a diversity of

functions. Amino acids are constituents of structural and protective

tissues such as skin, feathers, and bone as well as soft tissues like… 126 more words

The Boys are Back in Town

This is our third year keeping laying hens. Every year we select a different breed to add to our stock, partly because it’s fun to diversify, but also because it helps us to distinguish the new hens from the old. 487 more words

Chicken Diaries

Baby Chicks outgrow brooder and move to coop!


2 weeks ago Mom and Laura brought home 12 layer chicks from TSC  to serve as our egg producers for the next year or two. 392 more words

All Natural

2 hens probably going in to lay an egg

“She’s taking way too long in there… I got to lay my egg!”

The Chickens

Building a Poultry Brooder

By Kathleen Nestell – March, 2014

Over the years we have raised chickens, ducks turkeys and guineas. We have concluded that we can’t live without any of them! 623 more words