Feb 22, 2015

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #127 featuring a Rare Breed Chick GIVEAWAY, courtesy of Valley Hatchery!

Clever Chicks Blog Hop at The Chicken Chick®
Welcome to the 127th weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop! You're invited to share links from your blog, visit other blogs and enter the giveaway- no blog required!
Please join me in welcoming my newest sponsor, Valley Hatchery
 Valley Hatchery
GIVEAWAY!
2/22/15-3/1/15 9pm EST
Valley Hatchery and I would like to invite you to 
Enter to WIN 3-10 RARE BREED CHICKS of your choice!
ENTRY DETAILS BELOW!
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Feb 21, 2015

Flock Focus Friday 2/20/15, with a Chubby Mealworms Giveaway!

winter chicken coops in Connecticut
Unrelenting, brutal cold and snow have been the name of the game here in New England the past month and there is no relief in sight. Nobody doubts the local meteorologist who said today that this has been the coldest month in Connecticut history. The weather is to blame for cabin fever in the chicken coops, but lots of exciting things are unfolding inside as we await some relief from the cold.
Speckled Sussex hen
GIVEAWAY!
2/20/15-2/27/15 9pm EST
Enter to WIN a 2 pound bag of Chubby Mealworms!
Chubby Mealworms Giveaway at The Chicken Chick®
ENTRY DETAILS BELOW!
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Feb 19, 2015

Chicken Coop Design Essentials, Details & Luxuries

There will be additions, alterations and tweaks made to any coop along the way, but by keeping the following suggestions in mind, the major pitfalls of a poorly designed chicken coop can be avoided and chicken keeping will be fun. Think BIG.
Whether building or purchasing a chicken coop, there are some essential elements necessary for a highly functioning hen house that will keep the flock healthy, happy and productive and make keeping backyard chickens more a joy than a chore. The price of a poorly designed chicken coop be sick chickens, behavioral problems such as feather picking or egg-eating, losses to predators and overall frustration with what should be a fun and rewarding experience. There will be additions, alterations and tweaks made to any coop along the way, but by keeping the following suggestions in mind, the major pitfalls of a poorly designed chicken coop can be avoided and chicken keeping will be very enjoyable. Think BIG.
GIVEAWAY!
2/19/15-2/26/15 9pm EST
Enter to WINBrinsea Ecoglow 20 Brooder!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HVM56Q/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008HVM56Q&linkCode=as2&tag=thechichi-20
Ditch those dangerous heat lamps & make the switch to SAFETY with a Brinsea EcoGlow chick brooder!
Learn more about the EcoGlow HERE!

Feb 15, 2015

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #126

Clever Chicks Blog Hop at The Chicken Chick®
Welcome to the 126th weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop! You're invited to share links from your blog, visit other blogs and enter the giveaway- no blog required!
GIVEAWAY!
2/5/15-2/22/15 9pm EST
Enter to WIN a ~30 lb bag of Koop Clean, a new, improved bedding for your chickens!
Enter to Win a bag of Koop Clean chicken bedding at www.The-Chicken-Chick.com
Read more about what makes Koop Clean different from other bedding types HERE!
To find a Koop Clean dealer near you, click HERE.
ENTRY DETAILS BELOW!
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Feb 12, 2015

20+ Winter Boredom Busters for Backyard Chickens!

Whenever chickens are suddenly confined to spaces smaller than they ordinarily enjoy, boredom and behavioral problems such as feather picking, and egg-eating can result. By having some go-to boredom busters up one's sleeve in lousy weather, chickens can be kept busy, entertained and happy until Mother Nature gets her act together.
Snowy, sub-zero winter weather, hurricanes or severe weather of any type poses serious challenges for chicken keepers. Once the chickens' safety has been secured from the elements, their safety from one another becomes a concern. Whenever chickens are suddenly confined to spaces smaller than they ordinarily enjoy, boredom and behavioral problems such as feather picking, and egg-eating can result. By having some go-to boredom busters up one's sleeve in lousy weather, chickens can be kept busy, entertained and happy until Mother Nature gets her act together.
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