Did you know that wood ash can be used for keeping mites at bay? The next time you clean your fireplace, keep your chickens in mind by storing some of the ashes for them. It's a hen's best kept beauty secret.
In this 2nd post in Jillian's series on hatching her own chicks she discusses all the ins & outs of the actual hatching process from monitoring, to survival rate percentages and whether or not to help a chick out of their shell.
This is a step-by-step pictorial guide to chicken butchering. It is relatively graphic, and includes information on where to cut, where not to cut, and how to feel about it all. The guide includes an overview of raising meat chickens and a FAQ list.