My mom is interested in raising a few chickens and I'd like to send her a few books. Any good recommendations? [more inside]
I remember reading in the popular media about chickens looking at figures on the ground, I want to say it was floor plans, and spending more time looking at the ones that did not make sense somehow (and the article concluded that meant they were puzzling over them because they did not make sense). Do you know what I am talking about and can you help me find it again? [more inside]
I would like to play a April Fools joke of sorts on coworkers: Someone posted these Chicken Facts to the break room fridge. I would like your help in revising them. [more inside]
How can I provide heat to my chicken coop, without an electricity source? [more inside]
It's just after 5:00 here, and I noticed a temporary speed limit sign posted in my alley by the local dust control business, with an 800 number. I assume one of my neighbors hired them to treat our dusty alley. Of course they're closed now, so I won't know until morning what specific product they're planning to apply. I'm concerned because my chicken coop directly abuts the alley. I'd like to be a little more knowledgeable on this subject by morning. Details within. [more inside]
Can you help me, a complete carpentry novice, build a heated chicken coop? [more inside]
Chickens and Hens: A neighbor wants to keep 6 chickens on my land. What is a suitable rent in terms of eggs? number? % of lay?
If I use Bayer Advantage on the trees in my front yard (horrible terrible aphid problems), will it harm the neighbor's chickens who often come scratch in our front yard? [more inside]
How can I stop my chicken from pecking my other chickens? [more inside]
Small Scale Egg washing solutions for a small coop worth of eggs. (~24 Hens) [more inside]
I want to get chickens. Talk me out of it. [more inside]
[Animals-in-unexpected-places-filter] This morning, preparing breakfast, we found an earwig INSIDE AN EGG. How did it get there? Egg was laid in the past couple of days by one of our chickens in the back yard. Shell was intact. Earwig was dead, somewhat bloated (from being in the egg white for too long I guess). [more inside]
Why isn't it more common to raise antibodies in chickens and then harvest the antibodies from egg yolk? It seems like the turnaround time is way better than with rabbit or goat serum antibodies, and plus chickens are pretty easy to take care of. I imagine purifying yolk would be easier than serum, too. Is there a downside I'm not seeing, perhaps something you lose by going with an avian rather than a mammalian host?
Raw egg white shakes from my own chickens? Would I be safe or would I be playing Russion Roulette? [more inside]
I have a flock of backyard chickens (for egg production) that needs to have its numbers reduced. Which hens should have a date with the chopping block? [more inside]
I have chickens. Roommate moving in just told me her cat kills birds in mid-air. Now what? [more inside]
What is a rare breed of chicken that is a) a good all-purpose chicken, b) relatively docile, and c) would do well in a hot and humid climate? [more inside]
Why have my fantastic hens stopped laying? [more inside]
What can I expect (mostly financially) from raising hens as pets? [more inside]
Posting for a friend who is a teacher planning to hatch some chickens in class: "I'm getting ready to set my eggs in the incubator tomorrow. I candled them tonight and found the shells to be mottled. Is that bad? I am worried. My fourth graders are depending on me!" Pictures here.
What are the differences in production and storage of (chicken) eggs in France versus the United States? [more inside]
Where can I find a Crazy Shirts brand Adopt-a-Chicken shirt from Kauai? [more inside]