Chicken Antics

10 things about raising chickens you won't read in books

10 Things About Raising Chickens You Won’t Read in Books

Before we brought home our chicks, we researched for months. We’d read every book we could get our hands on and scoured the backyard chickens website for information. We thought we knew everything there was to know about chickens. We were wrong. 1. People will think that you’re insane You will…

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dominique chicken

Chicken Breed Characteristics and How ours are Freaks of Nature

Much like dogs, different chicken breeds have very different personalities and specific characteristics.  For most of the chickens on the planet, these characteristics are accurate.  For our flock, they’re ridiculously inaccurate.  To a point of being comical. Let me explain.  I’m going to go through the breeds we have on…

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Free range

Free Ranging Chickens Again, At Last!

We had record breaking high temperatures today of 52 degrees.  That’s unheard of in Rochester in January.  Expecially considering at this time last week we had record breaking low temperatures of -32 degrees.  Quite a jump in weather! No wonder everyone got sick. The chickens, Nico, and I took advantage…

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