Chicken Keeping


The Coop girls of Cobble Hill Farm are a great group of girls 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








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




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







Eggs

Cleaning and Storing Farm Fresh Eggs







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


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!!