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Chick Care – FAQ – Health and Behavior

...brooder, don’t have access to what their gizzards need to function properly. That’s why they need you to provide grit. You can buy a bag of grit at the feed store or online. Basically, it’s ground up granite. Chick grit is finer than chicken grit. It might seem crazy to spend $10 on a bag of pebbles, but it is essential to the health of your new flock. This is not a new idea. I have a catalog from 1919 that offers bags of chick grit for sale. Give the chicks a couple of days to eat their crumbles before...

The Chicken Medicine Cabinet – FAQ – Health and Behavior

...irritated skin. (Follow the package directions.) Epsom salt, when ingested, can neutralize toxins, help get the intestinal tract moving, reduce runny poo and treat vent gleet. Olive oil is also one of those cure-alls. When a hen looks poorly and isn’t producing manure, I want to get things moving. A dose of a tablespoon, poured down the throat, can sometimes loosen blockages and help. Lastly, there are times when the only thing that will save your flock are antibiotics. These can be purchased online, at feed stores and from your veterinarian. There are many on the market, and you’ll read...

Chicken Necropsies – HenBlog – Monday, August 12, 2013

...healthy cockerels. So, the workshop taught me the basics, but after doing my first necropsy on a hen from my own flock, it was obvious that a healthy rooster is nothing like an aged laying hen. I looked for necropsy tutorials. Cornell Veterinary School has put a 4-hour video online. I watched that. State extension services have basic information online, like this fact sheet from Ohio State. I found papers about specific diseases, like this one on kidney damage in commercial layers. I looked through my collection of poultry books. The most useful illustrations were found in the older books,...

Fun Holiday Shopping – HenBlog – Friday, November 19, 2010

...I’m lucky to have indie bookstores nearby, but I also shop online, especially for used books – that’s where I’ve found those old chicken keeping texts that I tell you about. (By the way, for you horse people out there, check out my friend, Robin’s, used equestrian horse books.) What I really enjoy are unique handmade items. I’ve found some wonderful crafts, and made some even more valuable friendships, through a combination of this blog and an online community of artists. Celia Hart is a printmaker and is now also collaborating with a jeweler. Jenny Tiffany makes the most adorable...

Gail Damerow Visits The HenCam (and a giveaway!) – HenBlog – Thursday, March 15, 2012

...keepers with years of experience. Use caution and commonsense when looking for answers on-line. If you do an internet search for chicken respiratory issues, gapeworm will pop up, as if this is a prevalent cause of breathing issues. I’ve seen countless on-line discussions which toss up gapeworms as a probable cause for coughing in a flock. It’s like when you have a sore throat, troll online for ideas for relief, and an hour later you’re sure that your windpipe will have to be removed due to a rare, tropical disease! If Gail hasn’t seen a case of gapeworms in 40...

Why I Don’t Use Avian Vets – HenBlog – Monday, December 17, 2012

...dying. Although there are charts online for figuring out what infectious agent is affecting your hens, I’ve found them unreliable. (Out of curiosity I’ve used those expensive lab tests and discovered how off those charts are.) So, I recommend starting with a course of antibiotics right away, which can be bought on-line or at your local feed store. If they don’t work, you probably have a virus. When it comes to these respiratory diseases, a vet’s diagnosis is of no help. Either antibiotics will work, or they won’t. (More about what I do for respiratory disease is in this FAQ.)...

Sick Hens – HenBlog – Monday, July 8, 2013

...I dosed her with a syringe. I have directions and a YouTube video of how to do this here. I had some Terramycin eye ointment leftover from an injury to Scooter’s eye. I’ve kept it in the fridge, and although it’s well past expiration date, it is still useful. (You can buy this online, but there’s currently a shortage.) I squeezed a bit into Ruby’s crusty eye. Within two hours, Ruby’s eye was looking better, I could see that this wasn’t an injury, but rather that I had a respiratory infection to treat. I’ve seen this here before. Hens have...

Grit and Probiotics for Chicks – HenBlog – Tuesday, April 23, 2013

...in a cleanly bedded brooder, don’t have access to what their gizzards need to function properly. That’s why they need you to provide grit. You can buy a bag of grit at the feed store or online. Basically, it’s ground up granite. Chick grit is finer than chicken grit. It might seem crazy to spend $10 on a bag of pebbles, but it is essential to the health of your new flock. This is not a new idea. I have a catalog from 1919 that offers bags of chick grit for sale. The first day that the chicks arrive, make...

Candy’s Throne – HenBlog – Thursday, March 17, 2011

...put it in use. Terry Golson Candy would love those ramps, but then the goats would be jealous! Kit One lady I read online has acutal cardboard castle that her rabbit loves to chew and play in. Georgene from Florida Is Candy considered old ? What is the lifespan of this breed ? She sure is cute. Glad your snow is melting away. Tracy 56 degrees and sunshine- wow!! You must be in heaven! Love the pics of Candy! Terry Golson Glorious out! Last year it was this nice mid-March, we turned on the outside water and a week later...

The Best Scrambled Eggs – HenBlog – Monday, February 17, 2014

...are clucking out the back door :) Terry Golson As long as you mention it by name, that's the recipe that I'm referring to. Sue Aha! I, too, was admiring what I assumed was a Marans egg; that's what my Black Marans' eggs look like. My Welsummer lays medium brown eggs with very teeny speckles all over. Michele b My welsummer lays the same speckled egg. Looks like paint splattered on it. Sue I read an article online the other day about what I think was the fine-tuning of that recipe. Someone made a LOT of batches of scrambled eggs,...

Backyard Poultry Magazine Giveaway – HenBlog – Wednesday, January 15, 2014

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Katie Zack is the winner! Sure, you can go on-line to search out the answers to your questions about poultry care, and yes, there are books, too. But, there is nothing so cozy and relaxing and indulgent as reading a magazine devoted to a topic that interests you. For us chicken people, there’s Backyard Poultry Magazine. Sit on a couch (and if you’re lucky, you’ll have a dog like Scooter curled up with you) and flip through. There might be an article on a breed of chicken you’d never heard of. Or an advertisement...

A Morning’s Work – HenBlog – Saturday, November 24, 2012

...identify each precious animal. Carol Hi Terry. Those pies look wonderful! At first I thought your onions were kraut. (I am brewing some at the moment.) If your pie crust tutorial is still online, could you please post a link? Being somewhat visually impaired, it's easier for me to read on the computer (I enlarge everything) than in a book. If not, alas, I can and will gladly struggle with the printed page. I too received the calendar last weekend. Zazzle sent it in a strong BOX which I so appreciate because of our rough mail delivery. It's beautiful, and...

Feeding During the Molt – HenBlog – Friday, October 10, 2014

...complete with screaming red floppy comb. Kit I know Terry you really don't like some online chicken forums, but have you thought of entering Jasper's picture in the Moulting picture contest online? She might have a good chance in winning. Also how does Phoebe like the molasses mixed alfalfa ? Terry Golson As far as I can tell, Phoebe ignores the alfalfa. She likes her grass hay better. Terry Golson Pullets continue to shed baby feathers until they are mature. It's not a true molt. Generally, by the time my new birds reach 16 weeks, I stop buying chick feed....

Good Goats – The Vintage Hen – Friday, September 21, 2012

...My heart goes out to Spencer...as a fellow photographer I know what it's like when your subject won't cooperate. Terry Golson Dan, do you have a link to your portfolio? The first time Spencer tried photographing the goats he discovered to never, ever set his equipment down :) I'm glad we supplied someone with a bit of amusement today. BTW, it's always Pip butting Caper away. Dan in Los Angeles I used to have an online portfolio. However since Apple changed to their iCloud my portfolio isn't online. I'll have to upgrade my Mac to get it back on. Oy!...

Jungle Fowl at the Museum – The Vintage Hen – Thursday, August 9, 2012

Donna They kind of look alike! That is there Great Great Great..etc....Granddaddy for sure! Donna I mean "their"......It is still early here! Kit The body reminds me more of a shamo espically with the longer legs and thinner body. But plummage wise I see it with the RIR's. I do know people will collect taxtermied hens, and they usually go for around a hundred dollars. I know someone mentioned online they even saw a taxtermied Polish hen. And I have seen taxtermied silkies on ebay. I have just gotten into eating the website the blogess, and along with zombies she...

Feeding For Egg Production – The Vintage Hen – Monday, November 12, 2012

...had to rely on light, air, exercise, sanitation and observation. These remain the foundation of good backyard chicken keeping today. My favorite line in this pamphlet is the last, Every feeding mixture can be improved by the addition of a liberal amount of common sense. I purchased this booklet on eBay, but you don’t have to hunt down an original copy. You can read it online in the University of Illinois archives here. (Thank you to a librarian reader of HenCam who pointed me to this source!) For my commonsense take on what to feed your hens, read my FAQ....

Thinking About Pie – HenBlog – Thursday, November 10, 2011

...I’m thinking of so far, but this list will change before I start baking. Chocolate Pie, Lemon Pie (my recipe is online at Woman’s Day. Their editors added a 1/4 cup of sugar to my recipe. I do like my lemon pie on the tart side), Peach Almond Gallete, Rhubarb Custard Pie, Apple Cheddar Crumble Pie, Chocolate Pear and Ginger Pie, Tollhouse Pie, and Banana Cream Pie. On the savory side there will be Butternut Squash and Feta Pie, Chicken Pot Pie and a classic Quiche Lorraine. Are you making pie? I’m open to suggestions. My lists aren’t finished yet....

Ta-Dah! A Revamped HenCam – HenBlog – Sunday, May 27, 2012

...two blogs to write (one might require me to go to a flea market to be inspired!) Eventually, there will also be a HenCam online store. (Which will sell, among other things, a book I’ve been working on.) My IT Guy/husband still has lots of glitches to iron out. It’s been crunch-time these last few days. I can’t help with the computer stuff, so I made Rhubarb-Peach Pie yesterday. I’m keeping him fortified! Steve isn’t doing this alone, and there have been two professionals who have worked tirelessly to get HenCam up in it’s new incarnation. Craig, at Edge Design,...

Warhol Goats – HenBlog – Tuesday, August 13, 2013

While we were away the GoatCam finally gave up the ghost and died. Over the few days that its circuits went bonkers, the GoatCam got artistic. For awhile a gallery of Warhol Goats were streamed online.   IT Guy Steve spent yesterday morning replacing the cam. I assisted by getting the goats into the pasture and closing the gate behind them. They do like *helping* with tools, but for some reason Steve thought he could do a better job without them supervising. So, the GoatCam is now back up and running, albeit a bit less colorfully than last week. We’ll...

Tools for the Coop – HenBlog – Thursday, January 30, 2014

...to have passages clear and tools stowed where the goats can’t reach them to “help.”) Have I left out your favorite chicken coop tool? In another post I’ll list the things needed to setup a coop, like waterers and grain bins. * Please note that I have Amazon links to these tools so that you can get an idea of pricing. I have not necessarily purchased items through these online stores. However, if you do shop Amazon, please start by clicking through a link on my site. I’ll get a small commission from Amazon, which helps to support HenCam. Thanks!...

Position is Everything – The Vintage Hen – Saturday, June 9, 2012

Position in Life is Everything might not be your (or my) motto to live by, but it does apply to eggs. This thermometer was a promotional and educational giveaway provided by the Institute of American Poultry Industries in the 1950s. Egg farms would have their names printed on the item, and they’d nail them to the wall of their barns. I checked online, and Weaver Bros. remain in business. I’m sure that they still pack their eggs pointy end down, although I doubt that they still collect the eggs in baskets (it appears to be a caged operation.) While your...

Goat Mineral Dispenser – HenBlog – Wednesday, October 10, 2012

After the recent scare with Pip’s bellyache, I decided that occasionally giving the boys their goat minerals wasn’t enough. They needed a feeder. There’s not a lot of goats around here and the feed stores don’t carry sturdy goat-proof dispensers. So, I found this plan online, and Steve built it. The goats offered their assistance with the installation. But Caper thought that the power drill was a head scratcher, so the goats were asked to wait outside. Minerals, designed especially for goats, are essential for their health. I poured the mineral into the feeder and let the goats back into...

Goodbye Brooder, Goodbye (to some) Chicks – HenBlog – Monday, May 20, 2013

...I was itching (literally) to reclaim my barn. It was so good to get the coop back in order. After I cleaned, Steve moved the cam back into the coop, so InsideCam is once again online. Now there are twelve pullets (and one cockerel) and four Old Girls in the Little Barn. In one week, half of those youngsters are going to live at the nursing home. I’ll keep six. One way or another, Mr. Grumpy will be gone. Twinkydink can’t wait. Betsy and Edwina are relieved. But, I do think that Buffy enjoyed the hubbub. And the chick food....

The Chicken Medicine Cabinet – HenBlog – Wednesday, August 3, 2011

...irritated skin. (Follow the package directions.) Epsom salt, when ingested, can neutralize toxins, help get the intestinal tract moving, reduce runny poo and treat vent gleet. Olive oil is also one of those cure-alls. When a hen looks poorly and isn’t producing manure, I want to get things moving. A dose of a tablespoon, poured down the throat, can sometimes loosen blockages and help. Lastly, there are times when the only thing that will save your flock are antibiotics. These can be purchased online, at feed stores and from your veterinarian. There are many on the market, and you’ll read...

Lily is 13 – HenBlog – Friday, April 1, 2016

When I brought Lily home, she was somewhere shy of six months of age. Like so many dogs now in New England, she was brought up from the South where spay and neuter programs aren’t as prevalent. I found her online, from a “border collie rescue” – but it was more like one good-hearted person channeling dogs to new homes. Here she is on the day that I met her. Yes, she was black and white, but she wan’t a border collie. I was told that she was good with dogs and people. It became clear early on that that...

No Knead Bread – HenBlog – Wednesday, July 18, 2012

...the New York Times food writer, posted baker Jim Lahey’s No Knead Bread recipe and it went viral. Since then there have been many variations. What follows is mine. 2 cups bread flour (this has a higher protein then all-purpose, but all-purpose will do if that’s all that’s available) 1 cup whole wheat flour (or you can use all white) 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast (this is different than the regular yeast. I use saf-instant) 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (I use bread salt from King Arthur) 2 cups water Stir the dry ingredients to evenly disperse the salt and yeast, and...

Changes With The Molt – HenBlog – Thursday, December 6, 2012

...know I will be using it for my 102 biology book, if I make it in to their site. Also I was wondering in your antique collecting of postcards, photos, and chicken memorable, have you ever bought anytihng off the site shopgoodwill.com ? It is a online auction site for goodwill's all over the country? Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life I so enjoy seeing all your girls. jonathan I just noticed my.Jersey Giant is missing.all the feather around.her vent, I swear I.thought he Moulted 2.months ago when she lost.her tail Terry Golson I doubt it's the molt. I've got a...

Animal Update – HenBlog – Monday, May 30, 2011

...alive. I have learned so much from reading your post and have enjoyed them everyday! Linda in Ms Claudia I am sorry to hear about the outbreak. My question is about antibiotics: Is 30 days the standard length of time to wait after administering antibiotics? Or does it vary by antibiotic? Do you know of a Website with official information on this? Thanks, Claudia Terry Golson Drugs vary. Tylan requires a 12 day wait period before eating the eggs; Doxycycline has a 30. The info is available online, but I don't know of a web site that has it in...

In Bloom Now – HenBlog – Tuesday, July 10, 2012

...feet. Why? We checked online and we think that Golda is a Buff Rock! Or maybe even a Buff Rock/Buff Orpington cross. Very interesting! Golda behaves differently - is very hardworking - digs pits, catches more bugs and, we think, is 'head hen'. Do the other three hens realize that she is 'different'? We love your flowers and very much enjoy your new web design. Terry Golson I've always wanted a Buff Rock! I'm sure your hens recognize the difference. Sheri Just beautiful! What an assortment of fresh blooms. You even managed to get wild-life in the pic. Very nice....

Presents – HenBlog – Wednesday, April 7, 2010

...print. Hope the one I want doesn't sell out before I get a chance to buy it. the 7msn ranch Missed Martha's show on Friday but just watched in online - I can't believe you clicker-trained a chicken! Well, yes, I can believe it, but how cool. Poor Tillie, though...there's Martha click-click-clicking away, confusing her. Anyway, you and Tillie both did such a great job - I enjoyed seeing you in person. Terry Golson I actually clicker trained several chickens! All of the photos in Tillie Lays an Egg were staged. What's so wonderful about that sort of training is...

The Chicks I Picked – HenBlog – Thursday, January 3, 2013

I wasn’t going to get more chickens this year. Really. The Gems will be turning two years of age, and twelve mature hens are plenty to provide eggs for my table (even with those darned broody Orpingtons and a Cochin that looks pretty but doesn’t do much else!) However, I’m working with a nursing home to bring the contentment of watching a busy flock of hens to their residents. The coop will be installed by March and I’ll be stocking it with pullets. I want to supply them with seven distinct birds, all in different plumage, so that the residents...

Digging Dandelions – HenBlog – Wednesday, April 18, 2012

...have a tool we call the "weed popper" and you can use it while standing up! They're a bit tricky to find, but if you look in enough hardware/yard tool stores I'm sure you could find one. There's also a similar tool called the "Weed hound" but we've never used it. Anyways, I found a link online that has a picture of the "weed popper" tool. Hope I've helped :-) http://www.hardwareandtools.com/Alterra-Tools-897023770368-Green-Thumb-40-Inch-Weed-Popper-u107849.html Joyce I make dandelion wine using my Mom's recipe and eat the greens like my Gram taught me. The wine is never the same from year to year, some...

A Project In The Works – HenBlog – Wednesday, March 14, 2012

...Mel Book!! Maybe a print series? We could order online... I would love a few to hang on the wall. ~Mel Kit History, always the history. Pictures are pretty, but the stories make them memorable. Oh I was finally able to make to Williamsburg VA, where the closest TSC and feed store that regularly has chicks at. I finally got to hold some Barred Rock and Rhode Island Red chicks. I can see why you love those Rhode Island chicks, even the confirmed pullet chicks are bold and brave. Several acutally ate out my hand and pecked it. I can...

Book Giveaway! – The Vintage Hen – Monday, January 14, 2013

...Shared on Facebook Kit shared on FB and best luck with your new online store Dennis L Bought the book! Looks awesome, great price and glad to buy from you Terry. My wife and I love what you do. You're work adds quality to our lives and he lives of our hens! Dennis L Pinned it and Facebooked it... Tanya K. Sorry Terry, I'm "socially inept", but I tell everyone about you the old school way- word of mouth. Tracy Byers Congrats and how fun! Would love to win and share my passion with my friends! Jen ZenHen My Facebook...

Collecting Egg Cups – HenBlog – Thursday, January 5, 2012

...I find online. Wendy Ha! I had forgotten how demented that egg cosy looked. That was back when I still knitted, before crossing to the dark side of crochet... I'll have to do you some more. An Israeli friend, who has older relatives who speak quite old-fashioned Yiddish as well as Hebrew, says that tschotske used to mean an young unmarried boy at a wedding! 'Decorative and useless'. Hmmm. Carol Caldwell I so love the first pair of egg cups. I don't get my chickens until March and already I am collecting all thing's chicken. What hope is there for...

At The Fair – HenBlog – Tuesday, August 14, 2012

lauren scheuer Sweet! I love the Bolton Fair. Just yesterday I looked it up online, only to find that I'd missed it. Meet me there next year? Natalie, the Chickenblogger Well, yes... I do want that T-shirt! You have shared all my favorite parts of the fair. The animals, the personal endeavors of farmers and artisans, children in 4H. Add an ear of roasted corn, and it makes my visit complete! Thanks for the fun. Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life Love the fair and this time I want to make sure to see all the fowl. Cresca Great post Terry....

The Goats Get A Beard Trim – HenBlog – Wednesday, November 9, 2011

...my mother nor I even together can trim his nails. Only the vet can safely, know only if they made straight jackets for cats. I was wondeirng I was watching a video recently with a lady who has dairy goats and she said she always has baking soda out for the goats to eat. I can imagine the way their digestive system is, that they would need it. Poor things tend to get bloat more often then even large dogs. As I have seen this year with a favorite online goat of mine Geisha, she unfortunately devolped bloat and passed...

Barn Boots – HenBlog – Sunday, October 16, 2011

...or Servus (both made in the USA) We have them at our Tractor Supply Stores in Virginia or get them online. They are just plain navy blue, not cutesy at all, but they get the job done and they hold up well. Cheryl LOL. We just bought our homestead last month...CAN'T WAIT till we're out there full time with our chickens and various other critters and start wearing out my own pair of boots! Anna We are a family of farmers/hunters and LaCrosse Burleys are the best rubber boat we have used! Martina White I like my cheap stretchy rubber...

Asparagus Season – HenBlog – Thursday, May 5, 2011

...plant another but I am not sure I have the patience. Its a long game. Kelly Iv'e heard that asparagus is yummy, but I have never really had it myself. Hmmmm.... Suzanne Marchese Have you ever tried milkweed shoots? I haven't, but I was reading some online articles about gathering the early shoots (no more than 6") and cooking them the way you would asparagus. Some recommend parboiling first. Also you can cook & serve early milkweed pods- if I get to do so this summer I'll let you know. Terry Golson I love seeing the milkweed blow in the...

A Sad Day – HenBlog – Wednesday, January 9, 2013

...also be more difficult. Even though I have my own chickens I still like watching your girls and that includes Candy everyday. I loved reading about Candys antics and seeing all the pictures especially of her grimacing expression. Just last week she made me chuckle as I watched her sitting in the dust bath. She will truely be missed. Lynda Buckley Please accept an online hug from me (((((((()))))))) I will miss her xx Charli Lopez I am so sorry for your loss. My family and I lovex watching her and the chickens. Maryanne So sorry for your loss. Everyone...

A Break From the Barn – HenBlog – Tuesday, December 14, 2010

...thinking of you! P.S. I've purchased a copy of your lowfat recipies cook book for my mother this year. Can't wait to see it for myself (as opposed to online), and give it to her! Kitty McKnight Best wishes to you for a complete and rewarding recovery. You might enjoy,"It's Complicated", we thought it was quite funny. Adis Dear Ms Terry, I'll be praying for a most successful surgery and a speedy recovery. You may enjoy watching "Be Kind, Rewind" with Jack Black. So funny! Viki from N. Ca. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. What a marvel the body...

Egg White Magic – HenBlog – Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Judy With all of your blogs about cooking I've been meaning to tell you how much I've enjoyed your online recipes (apple pie, pie crust, too ripe pears, etc.). But most of all, I am a fan of your 1000 Lowfat Recipes Cookbook, and use it almost exclusively for daily fare. Tasty stuff!! Terry Golson Thanks, Judy! 1,000 is still in print - more than ten years. A long time for a cookbook, and speaks to how useful people find it. I tested each and every one of those 1,000 recipes several times. They work! Donna Terry..BTW..Brussel sprouts were a...

Keeping the Girls Busy – HenBlog – Wednesday, October 6, 2010

...with the hens who were finding the first worms. Yum. Vicki in So. CA I've been visiting your site for some time, and have wondered what you put in that little suet feeder attached to the roosts. Now I know! What a good idea. I'm also glad to hear your opinion on the space in some of the prefab chicken accommodations. Having seen many online, I've never thought they looked big enough. When we finally get our girls, we'll make sure they have lots of room, nesting boxes, and roosts. Some day (sigh). Wendy I'd love a bigger house for...

Merry Christmas Wishes – HenBlog – Wednesday, December 23, 2009

...yolks can be frozen, but you have to add a bit of sugar. If I have excessive eggs, I make pudding. Can never have too much custard! I promise a custard tutorial after the new year. Also, quiches freeze nicely, both baked and unbaked. Order "Tillie Lays an Egg" from any online seller, or ask your local indie store for it. Go here for links. Randy I'm sure you listen, and I'm sure they have plenty to say. Aren't the animals great?! Have a great holiday...Happy Hannakuh and Merry Christmas!! Stephanie Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! Thank you for keeping...

Worms – HenBlog – Thursday, January 21, 2010

...it seems to be working great. Prior to using it, I had some hens with small amounts of blood in their stool periodically and now that doesn't happen anymore. I love this company-- I order flax seed and some other things for myself there too! http://www.theholistichorse.com/WormGuardPoultry.html Terry Golson I've heard good things about this product from others. Thanks for the comment! Hylla Evans Thank you, Terry. We are sustainable at GreenString, which is a bit beyond organic. I'll check them out online and get more info. Again, thanks! Donna Hi Terry! You are right!!!! Pasco (the llama) smelled dreadful..Like a...

On The Road – HenBlog – Thursday, March 11, 2010

Judy Oh lord Terry, I'm not sure what would happen to me if I actually found myself in the King Arthur store; I have enough trouble controlling myself online! Have fun...there is nothing better than seeing old friends, enjoying a bit of a road trip, and then coming home to a hint of early Spring. Here in DC there are a few crocus blooming, and the birds are all singing their early morning songs again, so you know a new season is around the corner! Terry Golson They have stuff I don't even notice in the catalog. I've been baking...

What Do You Want at HenCam? – HenBlog – Tuesday, January 10, 2012

...planning out the coop! when i initially started looking into coops online,craigslist, he mentioned he could deliver the coop with 5 chicks.i just couldn't wrap my head around that idea since i knew nothing about chickens at that time.i want to provide a happy and healthy home for my chickens..also love the pictures of your farm and watching the different seasons.. leah martini less commentary. it irks me when people toot their own horn all the time. it makes me want to forget about hencam. i do like the pictures and the how to info. Kim Hi Terry. Info or...

The Workshop – HenBlog – Sunday, July 8, 2012

...would be amazed at how smart chickens are. Jessica I agree with the live podcast or some way to watch a class online. I am in Kansas and not able to get to your area but would love to have more of your knowledge of chickens. I enjoy watching the hen cams and love to watch the chickens peck around. Diana & Doug My husband and I attended a workshop last month on June 10th which was awesome..I have 4 australorps and are now 13 weeks old.....is there a definite sign when they start to lay? 2 stayed up in...

Chicken Waterers – HenBlog – Thursday, September 20, 2012

...wet area around my composter I just had to look it up. Terry Golson There are also glass bases and waterers from the 1920s. Thanks for identifying the weed as ladysthumb. Its everywhere and even the goats don't like to eat it. Terry Golson The base is sold at the local feedstore, but you can also find online, like here. Marcia Matthysse I haven't seen Betsy for quite awhile now. Is she okay? Maybe I just haven't been watching at times when she's on camera. Terry Golson She is broody and is in the lefthand nesting box, hunkered down so...

Apologies To The Orps – HenBlog – Friday, November 2, 2012

...of the Plymouth Rock, I know you didn't particularly like how your Barred Rocks were in personality and aggressiveness. But have you thought maybe trying another variety of the Plymouth Rock such as the White, Black or Partridge varieties ? The one White Plymouth Rock I have come to know online seems to be a great hen, and is the boss of her flock and seems to be a good leader that doesn't boss the other bantams too much. Maybe another variety will redeem them in your view of Plymouth Rocks in a mixed flock. Jean R Love the "it's...

I Milk A Goat! – HenBlog – Monday, July 23, 2012

...know how much trouble they can be :) Kit Nice to meet you Martha, you breed some very pretty goats. I was wondering since you are a breeder, and deal with stinky bucks ? Have you ever gotten around a buck that was so stinky in musk that you needed to wear a gas mask around them and a special suit so that the stink won't get on you ? Because I guy I know online is breeding his Nubians for the first time, and borrowed a buck for the first time, and he is stinky enough that he is...