What to do when you have a broody chicken

Broody Orpington Chicken

Every June, our Orpington (yellow) chicken goes broody. This has happened every year since we adopted her, and she goes ‘broody’ almost the same day towards the middle of the month! It’s also contagious behavior as another hen typically starts to go broody a few days after she watches the yellow chicken’s temperament and behavior…

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Why Are My Chickens Losing All Their Feathers?

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When Do Chickens Molt? Expert Janet Garman, author of “50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens” tells us that as daylight begins to shorten, it’s time for molting season. The chickens may lose feathers!  That is certainly the case with our chickens. I have one silver-laced Wyandotte that is going through a hard molt. I feel…

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Grow Your Own Chicken Treats (Herbs!)

Homemade treats for chickens One of the best projects for spring is growing healthy homemade treats for your chickens. You can try growing a number of herbs in pots covered with chicken wire and see which the ladies enjoy the most. In this post and video, we demonstrate growing rosemary as a homemade treat for…

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