Category Archives for Information on Poultry

Mythbuster: Chicken Feather Color Predicts Egg Color

March 23, 2017

Supposed Fact:
You can tell what color eggs a chicken will lay by the color of their feathers.

Really?

To blow that supposed fact out of the water, all you have to do is look at a hatchery site or catalog, and see all the different color chickens that lay brown eggs… and all the different colors of chickens that lay white eggs!
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Turkey Trot Babies

June 28, 2013

Turkey, Turkeys Everywhere!

We put some turkey eggs in the incubator this spring, not knowing if they were Wild Turkey or Bourbon Red Turkey eggs.  I also chunked an egg in there we weren’t totally sure about… it was in the turkey pen, but looked like a chicken egg.  I thought a hen was under the feed room laying eggs, that then the egg rolled into the turkey pen.

Turns out I was right.  Here’s a picture of the hatch from those eggs, taken on May 25th.

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Surprise! You’ve Got a Pet Chicken!

March 22, 2013

Last Saturday I was just minding my own business, transplanting seedlings and what not, when I got a phone call. It was a local number, and although I didn’t recognize it, I went ahead and answered it.

A young lady said, “This is your neighbor from across the road, and I’ve been out doing a photography session.”

I’m thinking, “Well, that’s nice, but what’s that got to do with me?”

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Chicken Hutch And Awesome Chicken Coops!

March 14, 2013

Window shopping in your own home is great fun, and next to seed catalogs, my favorite catalogs are for farm supplies.  Some of the catalogs we get are for people with seriously big farms, but there are still some neat things in there that people with a small farm like ours can use.

One of the catalogs we got recently is from FarmTek, which has all kinds of neat stuff. Of course, being on a chicken coop kick lately, I decided to see what they had available.

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Cool Chicken Coops For Fowl Fun!

March 5, 2013

It’s raining here, and downright dreary looking.  Doing chores in the rain isn’t all bad though.  I can act like a little kid and splash around in the puddles while carrying hay to the critters so they don’t have to go out in the rain.  I figure they can’t put on a rain coat, but I can!  The sheep don’t mind going out in the rain, but then their wooly coats keep them pretty dry.  The goat and llama are wusses, however, and don’t come out in the rain if they can help it.

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