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








Eggs

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





2 comments:

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!!