My Chicken Tractor

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What did you do with your Labor Day?  I did the annual coop cleaning on our chicken tractor.  It was looking pretty sad.  It’s been unoccupied for a few weeks now, so it was an ideal time to do a little cleaning, give it a fresh paint job, and do a few minor repairs.  At… Read more »

Choosing An Incubator

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Cooler weather is here, and that means I’m itching to fill up my incubator.  I’ll be contacting breeders this week to see if I’ll be able to get some beautiful Heritage Barred Rocks, Black Copper Marans, and White Leghorns to add to my flock.  I can’t wait to share that hatch with you.  Hatching chicks… Read more »

Protect Chickens from Extreme Heat

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Here in Oklahoma we have been dealing with some extreme heat this summer.  Last week temps were hovering around 110 degrees every day.  Did you know that more chickens die due to extreme heat in the summer than due to cold in the winter?  They just aren’t built for this.  They have these feathers that… Read more »