Chicken Keeping

The Coop girls of Cobble Hill Farm are a great group of chickens, full of personality.  They spend their days pecking & scratching around the property as well as happily chatting and gossiping.  They are easy to care for and absolutely adore attention.  They enjoy daily "treats" who get particularly excited if it's freshly made oatmeal with blueberries or leftover mac & cheese (they are carb-loving girls) .  And garden clean-up duty is the highlight of their year.

We've learned a lot in our chicken-keeping years and have built a small library, here, to share our experiences and tips with all of you.  I hope you can find answers to any of your questions, but certainly reach out with a comment or email should you not find the answers here.

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

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

63 FANTASTIC Chicken Names

6 Factors To Consider About Raising Backyard Chickens


Chicken Coop 101:  13 Lessons Learned

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

5 Reasons You Need Backyard Chickens Today!

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

Preparing Chickens For Summer

Preparing Chickens For Winter

Chicken Health 

Common Toxins For Chickens

Using Diatomaceous Earth For Chicken Health

Dealing With Worms In Chickens

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar In Chicken Keeping

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

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

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

Cleaning The Coop

All You Need To Know About Chicken Roosts

All You Need To Know About Nesting Boxes

Chicken Water


Cleaning and Storing Farm Fresh Eggs

Cage Free.  Free Range.  What Does My Egg Label Mean?

Why Are My Chickens Laying Soft or Thin-Shelled Eggs?


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!!