Chicken Keeping

So You Want To Raise Chickens, Part 1:  Getting Started

So You Want To Raise Chickens, Part 2:  Bringing Home The Chicks

5 Reasons You Need Backyard Chickens Today!

When Will My Chickens Start Laying?  And Other Chicken-Laying Questions

Preparing Chickens For Winter

Preparing Chickens For Summer

Chicken Health 

Common Toxins For Chickens

Using Diatomaceous Earth For Chicken Health

Dealing With Worms In Chickens

Broody Hens
The Morning Growl:  Broody Lizzie

Chickens Pecking At Each Other

Prolapsed Vent/Blow-Out - How To Treat It

Chicken Dustbaths

Preventing Chickens from Eating/Pecking Eggs

Introducing New Chickens To The Flock

Supplementing A Chicken's Diet

Chickens Molting: The How, When & Why As Well As What You Can Do To Help

Wait.....Don't You Need A Rooster?

Raising Chickens For Meat:  Difference Between Layer Hens and Meat Birds

Raising Chickens For Meat Part 2

Chicken Water

Chicken Coop 101:  13 Lessons Learned

Misc. Chicken Coop Info.

Building A Permanent Chicken Coop {note, this link will take you to a different site - I guest posted this post there}

The Chicken Coop At Cobble Hill Farm
Natural Cleaning:  Fall Coop Clean-Up

All You Need To Know About Chicken Roosts

All You Need To Know About Nesting Boxes

Cleaning The Coop
A Letter To Lucy Lou

Mr. Clyde's Day At The Spa

2009 Chickens Christmas Wish List

Almost Oct-Mom:  Getting A Broody Hen to Raise Incubator Hatched Chicks

Misc. Chicken Stories and Photos


Cleaning and Storing Farm Fresh Eggs

Why Are My Chickens Laying Soft or Thin-Shelled Eggs?
Chicken Fashion With The Girls At Cobble Hill Farm


baby2007 said...

I have 18 hens and 1 rooster and I have a question my hens are all without feathers on their backs. Is this due to the rooater? Or due I have another problem? They are contained in a large fenced area with a lg coop for shelter.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Sorry - I tried to respond via email but your email isn't attached to your user name. Yes, it's definitely from your rooster. They make something called a "chicken saddle" or a "chicken apron" which is a cloth with elastic bands to go over their back and protect it from getting the feathers pulled out if you prefer not to see their poor bare backs. :) Hope this helps!!