Tag Archive for chickens

Speckled Sussex Chickens

Speckled Sussex Hen

Now that there’s just the two of us, I don’t keep as many laying hens as I use to. These days six to eight good hens supply my kitchen with more than enough eggs. In May I culled all of my old laying hens because they had stopped laying dependably. I wanted to start a…

Chickens Are Hard On Gardens

Laying Hens Confined During The Summer

I Keep My Laying Hens Confined For Most Of The SummerAs much as I love to watch chickens in the yard I confine my laying hens during most of the summer. I hate to keep the hens cooped up, but free range chickens and unfenced vegetable or flower gardens are a recipe for disaster. That’s…

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…

Old Stewing Hens

Slow Cooking A Stewing Hen

This past summer I culled about 13 of my older hens. The hens were starting to get some age on them and were no longer laying dependably. A couple of the old biddies had grown cranky and surly in their old age and one or two of the hens had developed the nasty habit of…