Category Archives: chickens

Picking up Chicks at the County Fair

Yep, I’m that kind of guy. I guess I just like the kind of chicks that hang out at the fair. What can I say?

HaHa… actually I hope you know I’m just playing with words there! We got a small batch of chicks (that’s baby chickens… just in case you didn’t know) from the County Fair. What happens at the fair is that they have an educational booth with eggs in a big Continue reading Picking up Chicks at the County Fair

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Can a Duck Fertilize a Chicken Egg?

I’m pretty sure the answer is no, but they sure will try!

When I showed this video to some friends they made the joke that this is the first step in a popular seasonal recipe: “How to make Turducken: Step 1” … Now that’s funny right there!

Daddykirbs Farm: Duck on a Chicken

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Top 10 Things City Folk Don’t Know About Chickens

If you’ve read my blog or watched my videos you know I haven’t been “country” for very long. I’m still learning as I go, but I find it interesting some of the things I used to think. I’m reminded of some of these things as I talk to friends who still live in the city.

This makes me want to highlight some of the misconceptions that city folk have about chickens. I’ve had a few good laughs about some of this.

1. “Dude, those eggs are green! Are they ok to eat?”

It’s a true story. I gave a dozen eggs to a very good friend. He was Continue reading Top 10 Things City Folk Don’t Know About Chickens

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Sweetie the Goat is a big Chicken!

We have this one goat. Her name is Sweetie. Since Sweetie does not have a friend goat she like to hang out with the chickens. The chickens tolerate her… mostly.  Here are few videos that show her personality a little bit.

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How to Water the Chickens Easier

Chicken Watering Solutions!

It is a real chore getting out to water the chickens if you are using conventional gravity fed containers. Worse yet you are filling up bowls for them.  They make a real mess and can be very thirsty.

Chickens need water… lots and lots of fresh clean water. I was forever running out to clean and fill containers. I just had to think of something else.

Here are a couple of videos showing how I solved my problems. This first one is for the main flock of layers.

This next one was made for the meat coop.

Enjoy!

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