Category Archives: Poultry

Watering the Chickens

Chickens I went out to feed the chickens first this morning. They had enough feed still, but all the water canisters were ready to be filled. Since I’d been seeing some runny poops (we’re very ‘poop-centric’ here), I decided to … Continue reading

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Chick Brooders Before and After

It’s good to know how to improvise what’s needed. Remember the makeshift chick brooder we’ve been using for the guinea chicks? A free-standing tub in a back porch, a heat lamp and thermometer. Messy, smelly and inconsistent temperatures, but it … Continue reading

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Guinea Keets for Sale

Baby Guineas are are available. We’re selling them for $10 each. They grow into quite useful farm yard and ranch animals; pest control, alarm systems and entertainment at the very least. Call or email to order your keets today. We … Continue reading

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Turkens or Naked Neck Chickens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Neck I don’t usually start an article with a link but it is a lot easier than rewriting the information by Wikipedia, and they give such a good description. We have 25 hens and 1 rooster of this breed. First … Continue reading

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Guineas and Keets

Each morning we are greeted with guineas lined up in rows on the ramp bannisters. Looks like someone called a meeting. Why do we have this unusual flock of birds? They are the ultimate tick repellent that’s why. They eat … Continue reading

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The Chicken or The Egg?

Well it is prolific egg-laying and chick-hatching time. There are two hens sitting on big piles of eggs they are nurturing. I’ve confiscated a few odds and ends here and there to put in the incubator right along with nine … Continue reading

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Eggs-Eggs-Eggs and Other Tidbits

The roosters are crowing and the hens are producing. Way last summer we bought our annual pullet (female chicks) inventory. Fifty to be exact. It was a mixture of Rhode Island Reds and Buff Orpingtons. The company sends us an … Continue reading

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