Chickens

Chicken House Needs A Coat Of Paint

Chicken House Needs To Be Painted

When warmer weather arrives my small chicken house will be moved to a different location . The move will be easy to do because the structure was built on skids and the chicken yard is a portable dog kennel. Once the chicken house is relocated it will get a fresh coat of paint. I’m sorely…

How To Keep Snakes Out Of The Chicken House

Chicken House With A Dirt Floor

Here’s this month’s Ask Granny question. I very much enjoy reading your website, and have a question that I haven’t seen addressed there yet. I have successfully raised healthy chickens, geese and turkeys. I will never forget the year that my sons and I hefted our chicken house and were horrified to find 3 huge…

Tiny Chicken Eggs – A Natural Phenomenon With A Spooky History

Regular Size Eggs & A Cock Egg

I went to collect eggs yesterday and found a dwarf egg sitting in the nest boxes along with the regular size eggs. I thought to throw it over the house but instead decided to tempt Fate and brought it indoors so I could take a picture of it to share with you. Tiny or miniature…

Feeding Kitchen Scraps & Garden Waste

Pigs Eating Roma Tomatoes

Throughout most of the year our ordinary food scraps and kitchen waste will end up in one of two compost piles we keep near the garden. But during the summer months when we raise pigs the situation changes. During those months all the kitchen scraps and garden waste are fed to pigs instead of being…

Feather Loss – Molting & Treading Marks in Chickens

Buff Orpington Hens

About once a year chickens go through a molt. Molting is the time that a chicken will shed their old feathers and grow new ones. It is a completely natural occurrence and takes anywhere from 5 – 12 weeks to complete. Molting usually follows a period of heavy egg production and hens will not lay…

A Beginner’s Guide To Chickens

Winter Chickens

Here’s my favorite podcast from the old GRANNY MILLER RADIO. Please note that this is a podcast that has been illustrated with images that I happened to have. Not all images will correspond to what is being said. Here’s some resources that are mentioned in the podcast FeatherSite.Com Backyard Poultry Murry McMurry Hatchery The Chicken Book…

How Long Can A Fresh Laid Egg Sit Out In Summer Weather?

Spring Eggs

Hi Granny- I realize that you might not be able to get to this question for quite a while, but that’s okay. I’ll wait. I was wondering how long a fresh laid egg can sit out in summer weather before being refrigerated and still be okay to eat. I’m chicken-sitting and there was a day…