Tag Archives: Backyard Chickens

We have chicks

The post office called and thevhad a package of chicks for me.  Belive it or not you can ship live animals via USPS.  I set them up in a box in the basement out of any drafts with wood shavings, … Continue reading

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Black Java Chicks

After trying for two years I finally got some Black Java chicks.  I first ran across an article in Mother Earth News in 2003 and have been keeping them in the back of my mind.  However I wasn’t prepared to keep … Continue reading

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Huge Predator Problem

I moved the hens about a month ago and have lost about a dozen.  Shortly after moving them I had several hens that would not stay inside the area surrounded by the electric fence.  I believe ground based predators got … Continue reading

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Chickens Roosting

The chickens still will not spend the night in the coop.  I suspect that since they are on a slope now and the coop is at the bottom of the slope most everything is “higher” than the coop, even if … Continue reading

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All Around The Mulberry Tree

I have found two mulberry trees on the front half of my property.  The larger one I found two years ago but lost it last year.  I know how can you “loose” a tree.  Well I’m not that good at … Continue reading

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July Chicken Update

I got the chickens moved to an area they have never been to before.  It is an area of brushy undergrowth and a few large trees.  It also is the hill going from my high ground to the river bottom … Continue reading

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Comfrey Is Doing Good

I planted a comfrey patch last year and didn’t get a lot of growth.  Even this spring I was getting a bit concerned because it wasn’t growing much.  However the cold lasted a long time this year, in fact I … Continue reading

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Chickens Like To Roost High

The chickens are currently in an area with Honeysuckle bushes and some of them appear to prefer roosting higher then what I have in the coop.  The fact that they are able to get up this high gives me a … Continue reading

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Owl Caught In Electric Fence

While at Ikea getting kitchen cabinets I got a call from my son telling me “We have an Owl Problem”.  There was an owl caught in our electric fence that goes around the chicken coop and defines the area they … Continue reading

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Chickens In Michigan Winter

All things considered I think my chickens have done fairly well is this record setting winter.  We have close to two feet of snow on the ground where the chickens are and have had many nights of below zero temps. … Continue reading

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