Avocado Toxic to Chickens

I’ve read all kinds of lists as to what’s toxic and not to chickens. Avocados are on all the lists!  Interestingly enough, so far our chickens seem to know whats good and what’s not. I’ve seen them leave certain plants after closing their beak on them and decimating others. I have not purposely fed them…

Baby Chicks

Our first hens were pullets, so we didn’t really know how old they were when we got them. This round of chicks were three days old, hatched on Monday and we got them on Wednesday. They change by the minute and this post is just about watching them grow. 3 days old Wednesday April 26…

Flock Friday: Portraits: 6 weeks old

Our chicks for the 43 coop are 6 weeks old. They arrived in a box 6 weeks ago this Wednesday June 7. that makes them 6 weeks and two days old. We have thirteen breeds and two extra, one a mystery chick and the other the single Favorelle, her sisters didn’t ship. Enjoy their portraits,…

Avian Pox: Chicken pox for Chickens

Monday we vaccinated 44 chicks for the Avian Pox. It went rather well we thought, took us about 35 minutes start to finish. We put all the 6 week old chicks into the West Wing, set up a saw horse with supplies, put the perch rack, weeds, grit bowl and water bowls into the East…

Flock Friday

Meet Mahogany, she is our first Rhode Island Red and our very first egg layer, averaging one brown egg every day. Poor little Mahogany, she was picked on so we got two more reds to keep her company but they were not friendly to her either. She is such a docile hen little hen, lowest in…