Chickens

Fun Fact Friday – “Are there any common chicken practices that you believe to be harmful or just less-than-ideal? Certain coop setups, feed, nesting materials, etc.”

This week's read question is “Are there any common chicken practices that you believe to be harmful or just less-than-ideal? Certain coop setups, feed, nesting materials, etc.” As far as “chicken practices”, I am only assuming that the reader means commercial practices in hatcheries and chicken processing plants.  Since we are small backyard chicken parents, I… Continue reading Fun Fact Friday – “Are there any common chicken practices that you believe to be harmful or just less-than-ideal? Certain coop setups, feed, nesting materials, etc.”

Chickens, Eggs, Homestead

Fun Fact Friday – Do you ever sell chicks or eggs? Is that regulated at all?

  Our next reader question is - Do you ever sell chicks or eggs? Is that regulated at all?   Great questions!! We don’t raise chickens, so as far as selling chicks, I had to research that and here  is the North Carolina Statutes on Chick Dealers and Hatcheries.  I learned a lot reading through this…thank… Continue reading Fun Fact Friday – Do you ever sell chicks or eggs? Is that regulated at all?

Chickens, Eggs, Homestead

Fun Fact Friday – “Chicken Regulations”

Our next reader question is… “Are there regulations in your area for how many you can own in proportion to the size of the property you own?” Yes, there are regulations for those that live inside the city limits of Goldsboro, NC.  The restrictions are as follows: “The chickens must be kept in a well-ventilated… Continue reading Fun Fact Friday – “Chicken Regulations”

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Fun Fact Friday – How many chickens do you need?

The first reader question we got was “How did you decide how many chickens you need? I mean how many would fit?” That's a GREAT question !  One that is very important to decide from the start! In our research, of both the internet and local “chicken parent” friends, we determined that 6 hens would… Continue reading Fun Fact Friday – How many chickens do you need?

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Fun Fact Friday is coming!

We are doing a series on "chicken questions" - things that some readers wanted to know! Although we are in no way chicken experts, quite the contrary, we are learning as we go! These questions are helping us also. Here is a list of the questions we have been asked so far...we will be answering… Continue reading Fun Fact Friday is coming!