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For the Love of Chickens

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Monday August 13, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Parents, be warned.  Big endeavors often emerge from small ideas—a question or a suggestion.  In this case, the question came when I was 11.  At the time, we were living in Arizona, and a friend and I had just finished what was, for us, a...

How to Raise Chickens – Tips on Raising Chickens

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Sunday January 01, 2012   -   By Suzie OConnor

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Day One: Raising Chickens

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Monday November 21, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

Have you decided to raise your own chickens? If so, you may be at a complete loss of where to start. Let’s take it from day one, assuming that you’ve already decided to raise your own flock. Day One: Where to start? ...

A small town embraces experimenting with idea of r...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Wednesday August 17, 2011   -   By Tony

Here is a new bail out to save a struggling chicken industry. $40 MILLION  to be spent by the USDA in the times of DEBT DEFAULT  and the downgrading of the economy.LEARN More : http://business.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=28147497995...

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Raising Chickens from home.

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Thursday August 11, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

All chickens need the following to be successful, happy, and healthy. Be sure that whatever area you do provide for your flock, you also provide plenty of safety. A fence is ideal for safety, allows for your flock to roam free but also still keeps...

Raising Chicken for Food

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Thursday July 14, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

If you’ve decided to raise your own chickens for food, here are a few tips to follow. Avoid steroids and other chemicals for your flock. Although these materials may make your chickens larger, it is unhealthy for you. Any unnecessary chemicals can also...

Wanting to sell organic chickens? Tips.

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Friday July 01, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

For those who are choosing to raise chickens organically for their own purposes, and not for market, take into consideration all that is needed for sale. Your chickens should be fed an organic diet, and allowed to free range.  It is entirely up to...

Counting sheep not just for dreamers

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Sunday May 22, 2011   -   By Mary

Denver is on the verge of allowing you to raise a four legged friend not named fido.  Raising sheep can be very profitable, whether you are raising them for wool, meat, milk, or to sell lambs.   The best way to maximize profits is to...

Raising Chickens for Dummies - First Time Chicken ...

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Monday April 18, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

Tips on Raising Backyard Chickens So suddenly you have found yourself interested in raising chickens. Or maybe this is something that you have been dreaming about for a long time now. In either case, it is extremely important to make sure that you are...

How To Raise Ducks and Ducklings

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Saturday April 16, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

Ducks are a unique animal to raise as a pet, but raising such a special pet requires extra attention. Make sure you raise your ducks from ducklings, or better yet from eggs, to ensure they will respond well to human contact. By raising your ducklings from a...

What’s Different about Heritage Breeds?

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Thursday January 06, 2011   -   By Poly

What’s Different about Heritage Breeds?    The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy states that heritage chicken breeds must be an American Poultry Association (APA) standard breed. The chickens also must be allowed to...

Heritage Chicken Breeds’ Various Values

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Sunday January 02, 2011   -   By Poly

Heritage Chicken Breeds’ Various Values   Monday, September 20, 2010 11:00 AM   By Abbie Stutzer   Tags: heritage breeds , chicken , raising chickens   ...

What Does It Mean To Raise Organic Chickens?

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Wednesday December 08, 2010   -   By Suzie OConnor

  Perhaps you have decided you’d like to raise some chickens of your own. Problem is, what is the best way to raise your flock? Should you stick to the old fashion method, or move on to the new organic fad that is sweeping so many other hobbies? So...

Our Chicks Have Arrived

Blog: Our City Farm   -   Friday December 03, 2010   -   By Jeri

  All of our chicks have hatched and have been moved to their new cozy location, safe from the St. Louis cold. Days like this are so exciting. I do enjoy looking at the chicks and their happy little cheeps. Many people wonder how I can look at their...

It is suppose to be a hen

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Wednesday December 09, 2009   -   By Brian

The first flock was seventeen weeks old, their were six of them all layers.  One of the first things we learned was that you did not need a rooster in order to get eggs from a hen.   After hearing stories of insane and attack roosters,...

LH store site up soon I hope

Blog: Oldhaus Fibers   -   Saturday March 28, 2009   -   By Joel & Kathi

Hi,   We just got our 1st entries posted on our LH store this week.  We're still waiting for "approval" ... hope that isn't a long process???   We've started to plan for our spring breeding, watch our calendar for due dates,...

Fall Hogs

Blog: White Rose Farm   -   Monday November 10, 2008   -   By Sally

Fall Hogs This morning, two men from a neighboring town delivered leaves to the farm. They brought four 10-ton truckloads of plastic bags, backed into an area I had marked, raised the bed of the truck and dumped them. They started early. I...

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