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How to care for chickens??

Posted by on Jun. 16, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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Okay, so I really want some chickens but I'm wondering - are they a LOT of work? I'd have to have them at my parents so i don't want to impose too much.
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Sarahsmommy1008
by on Jun. 16, 2011 at 12:42 PM

As a child, I just remember having to chase them around the barnyard trying to get them in the coop every night.  It depends on how old they are how much work they'll require.  Here's a couple websites that might give you some info:

http://www.cyndilou6.com/care.html

http://www.mypetchicken.com/backyard-chickens/chicken-care/guide-toc.aspx

http://www.feednfarm.com/PoultryChickCare.html

http://smallfarm.about.com/od/farmanimals/a/chickencare.htm

There's a bunch more websites out there - google "how to care for chickens".

Hope this helps!

AbundanceMagnet
by on Jun. 16, 2011 at 6:46 PM

We had chickens in my teen years... they were so easy... we occasionally raked the pen, had a huge bucket/pan thing for water that we just filled with the hose and we dropped pellet things daily... they were sooo easy!  The only thing that was difficult at first was keeping other critters out of the pen, we had to keep adding extra wire, etc... finally got it right though!!!

Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jun. 16, 2011 at 10:03 PM

thank you both!  I think it would be great for the girls, as well as for our health to be able to have fresh eggs and know where they're coming from too.  I'd love a milk cow.  For now I'm on the search for a local farm that sells it raw.  It's illegal so they have to do it secretly.  haha

AbundanceMagnet
by on Jun. 16, 2011 at 10:07 PM

lol  Good Luck!!!  Btw eggs are soooo much more yummy than store bought!

MommaChell
by on Jun. 17, 2011 at 10:34 AM

*longing sigh* I sooooooooo look forward to having chickens- hahahaha, it's TRUE! I also want some goats!

Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jun. 17, 2011 at 10:26 PM
I love that so many of us have the same interests in here. :).
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MommaChell
by on Jun. 18, 2011 at 1:19 AM


Quoting Boobah:

I love that so many of us have the same interests in here. :).

high fiveme too! And the diversity is rewarding as well :)

AbundanceMagnet
by on Jun. 18, 2011 at 1:30 AM

I wish we could have chickens... :(  Can't in city limits here.....

MedicMommy
by on Jun. 18, 2011 at 7:50 AM

Chickens are in my 5 year plan! (Hopefully much sooner though)
First we want to get a camper, so we can make it a point to do something one weekend a month just to reconnect with fun stuff.
We have 10 cats (and I'm sure I will adopt more before then...we take in strays and get them fixed and get their shots) I need to cat proof whatever I do with chickens!

I'm an anti-mainstream but not crunchy, homeschooling, big family wanting (but TTC for over 2 years), Christian, southern, weight watching, gentile disciplining, scrapbooking, blogging Momma http://mommatoafireboy.blogspot.com/
And I probably need more coffee!


Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jun. 18, 2011 at 8:19 AM
We got a pop up a few years ago. While I love it, they don't stay new long even if you don't use it often. Of I could do it over I'd have gotten a small trailer type one.
This one already leaks, has mildew on the bed bunks. It's depressing.

Anyone know how to get that mildew off?


Quoting MedicMommy:

Chickens are in my 5 year plan! (Hopefully much sooner though)
First we want to get a camper, so we can make it a point to do something one weekend a month just to reconnect with fun stuff.
We have 10 cats (and I'm sure I will adopt more before then...we take in strays and get them fixed and get their shots) I need to cat proof whatever I do with chickens!

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