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Are Roosters for You? | Community Chickens From protecting to continuing tradition, Bruce Ingram walks us through excellent reasons to keep a rooster as part of your flock. Roosters absolutely fascinate me. Yes, I know hens and their eggs and/or meat are the reasons many folks raise chickens. But roosters add passion, personality, and, well, paternity, to any flock.
The Pros and Cons of Keeping a Rooster | Community Chickens Roosters are loud, beautiful, mean, good guardians... in other words, contradictory critters. Michele Cook walks us through some of their pros and cons. Chicken keepers everywhere wrestle with the question "Should I keep a rooster?" Many times, balancing the pros and cons of keeping a rooster come up simply because a rooster snuck into a ...
Breeding the Chicken of Tomorrow | Community Chickens How did the Cornish Cross become THE supermarket chicken? Learn about the history of this bird that folks love to hate from Cornish Cross owner Anne Gordon. The Cornish Cross broiler has taken a bum rap in recent years. There are lots of online articles, forums, and blog posts maligning these poor creatures as "filthy ...
From Customer Gary E - New York  The chickens “fluffel” and “Petunia” are doing very well. Their trip across America has created a bond between them and they are visibly unhappy if they are separated. They are being very well cared for and getting lots of From Customer Gary E - New York The chickens “fluffel” and “Petunia” are doing very well. Their trip across America has created a bond between them and they are visibly unhappy if they are separated. They are being very well cared for and getting lots of love. We have been giving them treats like berries and bananas. We have several silkie books and we check with them often to see what treats are favored and good for them. I have attached some photos for you. #Silkie_Chickens #amber_waves_silkies
''I'm really excited about getting turkeys next year, but, I'm concerned about Blackhead. I do have chickens, but I can keep the turkeys separate from them. However, if possible, I would prefer not to change my shoes and shirt every time I go from the chickens to turkeys, and it would definitely be a no-no for animal sitters. I have friends who keep their turkeys and chickens right beside each other, but other people get super serious about this. What do you personally do about... Opinions on Blackhead?http://dlvr.it/RrPpby
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