Oct 23, 2012

10 Ways to Keep Chickens Healthy

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258 comments :

  1. Love your bird photos. I miss our chickens.

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  2. I'm not afraid of a little hurricane.  I love the hen handbag....I need it.

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  3. I love your hen bags!!! I can't wait to win one!!!

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  4. love this!

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  5. janepedersen2000@yahoo.com10/26/12, 8:47 PM

    How do you win a chicken hand bag? I would love to win one!

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  6. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog, newsletters and Facebook page!!!! I new nothing about chickens before I found you, now we raise them and hope to show them soon. I am so addicted to chickens now, they filled this Mama's empty nest. ;) Thank you for everything you do to not only educate us but to entertain us with your gorgeous chickens. :)

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  7. I love all the info and pics here. What an awesome handbag!! Would be proud to carry one of these......

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  8. The Hen Bag's will kick 'sandy's stormy behind!

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  9. I am all sorts of 'hurricane Sandy" prepared......except for the 'hen bag'!!!! ;-)

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  10. Hi I left a comment but forgot my email address. gonzog@dishmail.net  on facebook we are Glenda George Gonser. we love your chicken posts and your lovely sharing of all things chicken related. hope we win a hen bag so it can sit on the table beside my stained glass rooster lamp. 

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  11. Chefbluerose10/26/12, 8:57 PM

    What an amazing bag.  Love it

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  12. love love love *The Chicken Chick* xo

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  13. I LOVE CHICKENS!!! :)

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  14. Pamela Poole10/26/12, 9:15 PM

    I live on the gulf coast and this time the hurricane is missing us!  I hope it heads out to sea and misses all of you!==well wishes chicken lovers!

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  15. I am building a new coop and I really appreciated learning about sand vs shavings...I really enjoy your email blog..

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  16. oh, love this bag and love your site!

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  17. fatbottomedgirl10/26/12, 9:25 PM

    I absolutly love my chickens!! they all have names and I love those hand bags!!! I really NEED one of those!!!

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  18. I agree. There's so many cost effective ways to care for your hens

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  19. Love the bag!!  I like anything unique.  Love your site and all your postings!!

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  20. Melissa Braglin10/26/12, 9:37 PM

    Love the article!!! My husbandjust installed automatic waters in our yard...they are AWESOME!! We also put vinegar in our stock water. I heard it will also keep the water clean...true? Btw...just love the henbag!!!

    Melissa Braglin

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  21. What a very informative article. Thank you.

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  22. OMG i love this hen bag, i would really love to have this. Thankyou for this great article. Im so glad i found you on here

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  23. I am a newbie to your site and an instant fanatic about your blog.  Thanks for your passion and creative practicality!

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  24. I just installed poop boards and they are the BOMB!  Love my "girls"!

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  25. TheChickenChick10/26/12, 11:26 PM

    Thanks Dawn! I hope it helps!

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  26. TheChickenChick10/26/12, 11:26 PM

    You're so kind, thank you! It's nice to have you here!

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  27. Cyn Van Antwerp10/26/12, 11:26 PM

    i REALLY need a chicken handbag!

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  28. Cyn Van Antwerp10/26/12, 11:27 PM

    I REALLY need a chicken handbag!

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  29. TheChickenChick10/26/12, 11:27 PM

    Right ON! Good for you and your peeps. :)

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  30. Janntrenkamp10/26/12, 11:47 PM

    Many thanks for all your helpful advice!

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  31. I love the dropping board idea. Dad kept asking me to bring him chicken manure for his garden but it was kinda bulkly with shavings/straw. Now he's getting it full strength. Thanks from us both. 

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  32. Phew! I was starting to really worry about my Broody as she is my first! I feel better after reading that, thanks Kathy, you always teach me so much!

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  33. Oh my Lord I have always loved this bag :) SoooooooooooCute!

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  34. Esther Widgren10/27/12, 12:41 AM

    I hope that Sandy gives us a miss here in NC but the chicken handbag sure would be a hit! ;-)

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  35. Always learning something new! Do you have information on introducing 6 week old chicks into the coop where 7 month old hens and one rooster reside? 

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  36. Sandyartfulspirit10/27/12, 1:59 AM

    I love your site and pictures of your wonderful Peeps as well as all of your great advice!

    I REALLY want a henbag!! Does it help that my name is Sandy?

    Keep those chickens and yourself safe dearie!

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  37. I always thought foo grade DE was good to add to dust baths. I'll have to research it before I add any more.
    Jenny@rootofitall.com

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  38. Thanks for the great advice! Love the henbag!

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  39. So glad I found this page!!!

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  40. a chicken bag in the u.k. would be a good advert for you  :-)  ihave hickens and geese in an allotment near home and the weathers freezing here, ineed to wrap up and a chicken bag would hold my essentials tissues for a snotty nose lol. x

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  41. Sharon Sweet10/27/12, 6:54 AM

    I have a parrot that may be getting bumblefoot from standing on his perch too long. How does a ground bird such as a chicken get it?

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  42. Love all your great information!  Thanks

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  43. Rachelladnier10/27/12, 8:56 AM

    i really need a chicken handbag

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  44. It's heartwarming to know that you care and love chickens as I do. Dixie, my Sicilican Buttercup hen, loves purses, and says that I definitely need a Chicken Handbag!

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  45. The perfect poultry gift for my girl!! I asked :"What do you want for Christmas?". Her response: "Chicken stuff!!".

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  46. Good article, love how the simplest things are key to a healthy flock.

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  47. Woot Woot
    I love chicken. Can I have a bag?

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  48. New to the Chicken Chick! Love the bags!

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  49. TheChickenChick10/27/12, 1:59 PM

    My pleasure, Darlene!

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  50. TheChickenChick10/27/12, 1:59 PM

    Hi Sharon. I wrote an article about bumblefoot on chickens, which can be found here: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/07/bumblefoot-causes-treatment-warning.html

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  51. The UK needs to see those bags.......i like in the UK, what a coincidence!! :) lol xxx

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  52. Marion Fortner10/27/12, 4:45 PM

    I would so love to have this bag, they call me the crazy chicken lady around here and it would just fit right in!

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  53. Love it and my chickens!

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  54. I would so Love one of the hen bags my friends all think Ive gone off the deep end with my chickens. we are just outside Philadelphia and Mayor Nutter just stated that there is a state of emergancy from Sunday to tuesday. Moved the little chickens inside and the big girls are in their as my son calls it the chicken mansion. hope to get picked! Houckfam5@yahoo.com. Lisa

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  55. My beautiful wife would just love one of the Henbag's. But I might steal it for collecting our egg's. Pick us please. P.S., thank you for the apple cider vinegar tip for there water.

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  56. Question: Would vasoline work for keeping our Rooster off our oldest hen? the poor gal is as bald as I am, and now her back and shoulder wing feathers are being stripped from her also. I haven't noticed any of the other girl's having problem's with that yet.

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  57. Christy Lynn Novaria-Jones10/27/12, 6:13 PM

    I enjoy the information on your Facebook page. It has kept my backyard chickens healthy and happy. Love love the hen bags!

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  58. wow!  I  have never seen a handbag with more character!  Love it!  May I have a bag?  :)

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  59. I'm new to the site but I have read lots of great things and have had chicks for years this is great I have learned lots of things that I should do and it is very helpful!!! I love thesite!! I really want one of these bags. I love these!!!!

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  60. I forwarded this site to my friend because she is starting to raise chickens and this site is filled with helpful information.

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  61. TheChickenChick10/27/12, 9:47 PM

    You're welcome! And if you don't win it for her...you might tip Santa off that it's something she'd really love. ;)

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  62. TheChickenChick10/27/12, 9:48 PM

    Thanks for sharing, Margaret!

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  63. TheChickenChick10/27/12, 9:48 PM

    Hi Pamela and thanks for joining me! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  64. TheChickenChick10/27/12, 9:49 PM

    No, Vaseline won't work. You're going to either need to keep him away from her physically, get more hens so he can share the love and give her a break and/or get her a hen saddle. Here's a great site for saddles: http://www.louisescountrycloset.com Take 15% off your order when you use the coupon code ADozenGirlz !

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  65. TheChickenChick10/27/12, 9:50 PM

    There are a few Henbag Sisters living in the UK already!

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  66. TheChickenChick10/27/12, 9:50 PM

    Perfect! Good luck Missy!

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  67. TheChickenChick10/27/12, 9:50 PM

    My pleasure, Kristin. Thank you!

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  68. I love this site! I don't have chickens and still love reading and enjoying how much you do for your chicks. Keep up the posts!

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  69. Traceylo200010/29/12, 2:49 PM

    I love the handbags. Never seem to win one. Maybe this time!

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  70. Loved the depth of this article...definitely sharing it with my fans... 

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  71. What a wonderful site for info for us newbies!

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  72. What a wonderful site for us newbies! Thank You!

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  73. I have been enjoying all your posts and photos, via fb... I am entering hoping to win this cute bag for my granddaughter... the 6 yr old who has been telling anyone & everyone who will listen for the past 3 years.... "I have my own chicken, her name is Honey!!"

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  74. love those bags

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  75. I love seeing what other chicken owners do for their flock.  I love your water system and hope to put up a variation soon in addition to the open one we have.  I adore these hen bags!  Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. Julia Woolner Stewart10/29/12, 2:54 PM

    My Husband reads your site everday!

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  77. Blankenshipcrystal110/29/12, 2:58 PM

    thanks for all your posts. and you have some of the most beautiful chickens i have ever seen. i love how you take pride in your animals. really great to read  this site. And i would love to win the chicken purse its says pure county to me. im a west virginia born and raised so this would be perfect for me thanks for the give away. and good luck to all who enter.

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  78. Orensnanna5310/29/12, 3:00 PM

    I used to raise chickens when I lived in Oklahoma and I sure do miss it! I hope to get started again this spring after I get everything we need to get started. I love the chicken purse, it's so cute! :)

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  79. Teri Le Sharp10/29/12, 3:03 PM

    I love your design for the feeder, I can't wait to make a few of them this winter - I think it will also help for my pigs!

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  80. Sunshine :0)10/29/12, 3:03 PM

    What a wonderful resource! I love that chicken waterer! I need to find plans for one of those.
    Thank you for all of the great information!! I bookmarked your blog!

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  81. your chicken coops are beautiful!! i want to live with your chickens! lucky gals they are=) your fb andblog are awesome!!

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  82. Great HEN BAG!!! So cute.

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  83. The Hurricane Sandy Hen Bags are sooo... Cute... I'm hopeing to get one of those... I Love My Chickens... <3

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  84. Carol Hoffman Otto10/29/12, 3:16 PM

    Thanks for the info on Broody hens, I did not know...

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  85.  Hi this is Mary Carmen Verril, having trouble with things now with the wind, hope you get this, love those handbags. mcarmen13@comcast:disqus .net  Stay safe!

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  86. Hope you received my entry, little scared right now. Storm is kicking up now. Glad it is getting dark so my girls will go up into coop. Stay safe  :)

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  87. I love keeping chickens, and find having good advice so easy to access very reassuring thanks :) x

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  88. Your homemade giant "pooper scooper" is fantastic!!  I have tried so many store bought and kitchen type tools to clean up my chicken coop from poop and end up frustrated.  Can't wait to make one of these to make my life easier AND save money!  Maybe I can put all of my saved money into my new HEN BAG!!

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  89. I learn something new from each of your postings. Love,Love this facebook site.......you are the chicken lady....thanks for being there and informing us of all the ways to take better care of our chicken family.

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  90. I absolutely love reading all the post! And the pictures!

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  91. any information to help with poultry health is always appreciated. There are times that geting to a vet is not in order and knoing this info is a life saverY

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  92. Tiffany Chambers8210/29/12, 7:42 PM

    Your love for chickens is immense and inspiring and boy am I glad that I have found you, your blog, your facebook and especially your pinterest. :)   Thanks for sharing all that is good, lovely and healthy for my beautiful feathered family members. :)
    ~Tiffany

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  93. I plan to start a new flock of chickens come spring... Something to look forward to.  One of the best things I ever did for my hens was limit their time with the rooster.  I was a good teaching lesson for my girls... yep..I look foward to more wonderful advice..Cooook al doo.

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  94. So cute,Enter me in sweepstakes and thank you for the wonderful e-mails (*0*)

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  95. All great ideas, and a lot of common sense. Thanks for putting it all in one place!

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  96. love your home "y" coops. adore the chicken bag!!

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  97. This article has been a life-saver for me.  I use sand in our coop & a bunch of your other tips and it has made life so much easier & made for healthy hens.  Thank you!

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  98. I have always want to have chicken in our back yard. Your FB makes it look so easy and fun.

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  99. Really enjoy all the helpful information.  Love the chick village!  Love the henbags!!

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  100. Great tips for keeping my gilrs healthy and happy! Nipple waterers are going on my Christmas list this year.

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  101. I have never used a droppings board and never really thought about it. After reading your blog, I am going to give it a try. Excellent idea!

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  102. I loved looking at the pictures of your chickens

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  103. Vic Dee Coursey10/30/12, 8:21 AM

    We are hoping to soon be allowed hen keeping in Bradenton, Fl!

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  104. Tracey Pullum10/30/12, 8:25 AM

    I would love to have a chicken coop set up as nice as yours!

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  105. Great articles! I needed some good chick reading today! Im in Maryland and my girls have been sadly cooped up since sun eve due to Sandy ! I feel guilty when i go out to them but at least they are safe. I hope soon they will be happily running around the yard again!   Lisa

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  106. This article has alot of great information to help keep chickens healthy.  Thanks for all the info.

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  107. lol love the bag, great way to take your chicken with you EVERYWHERE :) 

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  108. Great article!  Thanks!  (and I've discovered your blog in the process).

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  109. I have raised chickens for several years now. You challenge me to keep a cleaner coop. I think I will try the sand for the floor next spring. I love the curtains! I went and bought an old sheet at Goodwill to make some for my chicekns. Thank you for the great suggestions!

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  110. We have trouble with keeping their water from freezing in the winter.  I worry about those warming stands in a coop.  I am afraid they might start a fire.  

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  111. Great article and wonderful pictures.  Lots of good info here.  Thanks!

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  112. She's cute! My grandson exclaimed "they're a cockadoodle-doo! they're a cockadoodle-doo!" when he saw picture of the flock. Very cute...

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  113. i can guarantee my rooster and chickens stayed safe and warm during the big sandy storm channticleer and i were all hunkered down in the house warm and toasty that is because my favorite rooster is ceramic we are in the process of renovating an old house and will not start backyard living until next yr or a yr after so mean timne ceramic roosters

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  114. We have Americanas. I probably spelled it incorrectly but they are wonderful. They give us the most beautiful green eggs. Your advice has helped us countless times. Our chickens are pets and are so much more interactive than I remember from my sisters farm Her mother in law gave her 100 chicks every year. They had a working farm. They grew crops , butchered their own cows, and had the chickens for eggs and meat. It was a very different life back then.

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  115. Kathi Jenness10/30/12, 9:30 AM

    Great article about keeping your hens healthy!

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  116. Canterleft1210/30/12, 9:39 AM

    Great idea regarding the water nipples. I wonder how best to keep the water from freezing in the tube?  Great info, thanks!

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  117. How Awesome your page is.. lucky Chickie's live at your place...

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  118. I have had a chicken tractor for a couple years and have enjoyed raising hens for their egg production.  I try to provide the best for my eleven hens.  The ideas you have posted are great. 

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  119. Very informative article with great photos!

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  120. geez this SANDY has really done some damage....hoping all chicks and every other critter is safe out there!  My coop is an old sauna with the regular coop inside it!   So my girls are safe and warm....this handbag never needs fed or kept out of the rain and cold...and is always by your side!   Love it!

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  121. Great article! Extremely informative!

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  122. honeymakerfarm.com10/30/12, 10:53 AM

    We... and our hens appreciate your helpful tips in keeping them healthy and happy.   We are all much happier now that "Sandy" has moved on after giving us much needed rain and too much wind!

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  123. There should be a law against baby chicks, makes me want some!! And I have 5 hens two roosters and two ducks, more then enough to fuss over this winter. Thanks for the great pictures.

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  124. Basetkase200710/30/12, 11:00 AM

    I love this page and wish I could win this handbag.  Gonna get me some apple cider vinegar today to add to their water.
    Thanks!

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  125. Love your blog and your henbag!

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  126. Love your blog and your bag!

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  127. Great article worth saving!

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  128. Dianne Johnson10/30/12, 11:20 AM

    I love this site and the chicken handbag is adorable.  My sister loves chickens and she has so many things in her house chicken related.  Her china has a rooster on them.

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  129. Love the info - Love love love chickens

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  130. I really enjoyed your article!  I have had chickens (only five) for a few years, but I am amazed by the wealth of knowledge out there, and how much I still continue to learn.  Luckily I was blessed with someone who encouraged me to do my research before I started my chicken project so I had some idea of what to do, but what fun I have had learning more!  
    Thanks for your article and the Henbags are wonderful!

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  131. Interesting article and some some new things to do to keep my chickens happy. the bag would be fun to win :D

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  132. Hi Kathy,
    Thanks for all the chicken info.  We don't have chickens YET.....

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  133. Oakfarmstead10/30/12, 11:29 AM

    Phew!  We're happy to see that we're not the only ``chicken`` people.  we are now in the process of renovating and adding to our Hen Palace!!!  Our girls and boys deserve only the best.  We appreciate reading about all the articles, tips.  Thanks soooooooooooo much!!!

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  134. I love the chicken bag!  I could gather my eggs with it.  Your website has been very helpful to say the least.  I have 32 hens and have a hen sitting on 7 more eggs right now.  They are one of my favorite things to watch and listen to.  

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  135. fun and helpful tips to keep my chickens happy the bag would be fun to win and a nice addition to my chicken collection

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  136. I have loved chickens since I was a little girl living with my Grandmother.  I would sit in her coop and play with the chickens, poop and all.  Unfortunately I live in the city limits and cannot have chickens which breaks my heart.  Someone said there is a law regarding certain chickens you can raise in the city.  Do you know about this?  If so I will surely order some biddies.

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  137. Thank you so much for the wonderful and informative information! I always look forward to learning as much as I can to keep my flock happy and healthy!
    Peace & Blessings!

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  138. Useful information as always

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  139. Thank you so much for the wonderful and informative information! I always look forward to learning ways to keep my flock happy and healthy!
    Peace & Blessings!!!

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  140. ShanghaiedMary10/30/12, 12:12 PM

    We are just now digging the foundation for our coop.  Our new family members are expected in Spring of 2013.  We have been planning for over a year now!  Your website and blog are inspirational.

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  141. Cute!  I love to see happy, healthy chickens!!!

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  142. Love the chicken coops!  ...and the henbag purses are adorable!

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  143. I felt better knowing I was doing most things right for my flock of chickens and ducks. I spent most of my childhood with my grandmother, who always had chickens, and ducks. I am glad she shared her wisdom with me so I could pass it on to my daughter, and now grandchildren. I wish she could see that bag, she would have had one in an instant, LOL. I still have her chicken statues.

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  144. I would love to give the handbag to my granddaughter.

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  145. Thanks for sharing!

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  146. SHRN_LIVINGSTON10/30/12, 12:54 PM

    I LOVE IT...

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  147. Thank you for all the wise information regarding chickens!

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  148. The info on chicken care is very helpful since we have only have had chickrns about ten months.  thank you

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  149. I'll be making a 'poop' board ASAP!!! Great!!!  Great coop and chickens. Who is happier ?  you or the chickens?

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  150. Yet another way to show that "I've gone to the birds!" I would carry it proudly.

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  151. OH MY GOSH!!!! What a Fantabulous!  Delicish looking bag! I would just absolutely love to win the Hurricane Sandy Hen bag. I LOVE HANDBAGS and this one has got to be the most original one I have ever seen!!!!  I love my chickens too. !!! They are the most enjoyable creatures on my farm.   Linda

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  152. Very good information.  We are still building our coop, but this article gave me lots of informtion I wasn't aware of. 

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  153. Great article-lots of important info.  So many pople are getting chickens these days and they need basic info.  Beautiful coop

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  154. LOOK FORWARD TO ALL THE HELPFUL INFO.
    GETS BETTER ALL THE TIME.
    THANKS.

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  155. I love reading all your post.....All the information has helped us so much with our chickens....

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  156. Thank you for the great advice! We care about our chickens a lot and want to keep them as healthy as we can.

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  157. THis was a great article. I didn't know about the nipple waterer for chickens. I'll add one soon!

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  158. This was great! Thanks!!! How would you recommend  splitting up adolescent and adult chickens for supplementary light?

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  159. Your info on the DE was interesting, I thought it was a good thing??  I do add vinegar to my waters already.  I didn't know about not having additional lighting for the younger growing chickens!!  Great heads up!  I would love to win that ADORABLE purse!

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  160. Justicechickens10/30/12, 2:52 PM

    Wonderful article! I've kept chickens for years but didn't know about the acidifier in the water. Great tip about the first aid kit too. I didn't realize that one until I had a flock for a couple of years.
     My girls are between 5 and 10 years old (and still laying on and off). Maybe your next article could be on geriatrics for chickens?

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  161. Billie Jo Moffett10/30/12, 2:55 PM

    Well written article with such great information.  So easy to read and understand.  I am printing it for future reference and have forwarded it to my daughter.  Love your coop.  Your chickens are so pretty and look so happy! 

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  162. I love your chicken house and all the great tips I have learned from you.  I absolutely love the chicken handbags!!!  I want one!!!!

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  163. This is completely awesome!  I love hearing about others adventures with chickens.

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  164. Love the info and tips on chickens and farm life.  My family enjoys the fresh eggs my girls lay every day and it's fun to know we have really fresh food each day. 

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  165. Very good article ...

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  166. You new hen bags are very cool. They would make a great gift and I wouldn't mind winning one!

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  167. baloo_bearmak10/30/12, 3:18 PM

    Love the ideas for PVC feeder tube and the watering station.

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  168. I love this article.  It is very helpful for the new chicken raiser. I will pass this on to my friends.

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  169.   I enjoy reading your blog. As a newbie to raising Chickens "out back", I read all I can. Your tips are easily implemented.

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  170. TheChickenChick10/30/12, 3:38 PM

    You would either have to house them separately or not light the coop for the laying hens.

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  171. I enjoy your blog and helpful hints.  I hope to have my chickens and coop next year.  I have wanted chickens for so long, but being a military spouse and moving around so much, didn't offer much of an opportunity.  Now that we are retired from the military and have the space, we are gearing up for our own chickens! Thanks for all tips!  They make so much sense and have been on target with what I want to do for my girls, when I get them!

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  172. After reading the article, I'm happy to see I'm doing everything right!  Time to cut back on the treats, though!

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  173. Sharon Sullivan10/30/12, 4:01 PM

    I do add vinegar to their water.  They can't tell the difference.

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  174. Any Chick that likes Chickens would love this Bag!!!

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  175. Mikeysgirl71910/30/12, 4:16 PM

    I enjoy reading your blog. Very informative !!! 

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  176. Thank you so much for a wonderful and informative article. I am new to chickens and have done hours of research- but still learned a few things from reading your article. Well written- Thank you for sharing it.

    I hope I win one of those bags! :) They are AWESOME!!!

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  177. Thank you for all your wonderful tips and tricks! Loving the new Hen Bags!!

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  178. Marrion herman10/30/12, 4:23 PM

    I love your blogs and I am new at raising chickens and it really helps me. My girls made it thru the hurricane sandy and are doing great. I love you chicken bags.

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  179. I am new to raising backyard chickens but enjoy most of it, especially watching them and their antics. Your tips are great and plan on using the sand as I do think it will be easier and cleaner than the pine shavings. Thanks for helping us that know very little about raising chicken.

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  180. Suzanne9802110/30/12, 4:52 PM

    I love your website and blog, wonderful tips and heartwarming pictures.

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  181. Great post, I really enjoy your blog.

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  182. Very interesting article. My sister raised chickens in her backyard. If I win a chicken handbag it will go to her!!

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  183. Can't wait to get my hobby farm and put all this great knowledge to use!

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  184. Had to break my broody hen by putting her in a dog cage for 2 days......worked well.

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  185. My hopes are that the chicken coop my husband are in the process of building is half as nice as yours.  I have gathered as 
    Thanks again, Pattycake

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  186. Different companies use varying levels of protein in their feed. I use organic feed and have had to go as far as mixing grower/layer to get the right amount of protein. Sometimes you have to do a little more research than just buying grower or layer especially if you switch companies. Thanks for your great articles.

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  187. Very helpful information here! I am going to print this article for sure! Thank you!

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  188. I am new to chicken keeping, so I really liked the idea of the droppings board.  What a timesaver!

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  189. Great points, thank you!

    I recently started offering my flock soaked pure (no molasses binder) alfalfa pellets to supplement their greens, as we don't have many greens available for them in our yard.

    ~Mexie

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  190. thanks for the great tips for happy chickens   the purse would be fun to win

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  191. Pick me pick me! I can advertise! I'm big on the idea of owning your own hens and we are petitioning in Cobb county GA as we don't have 2 acres. Kenaitze at gmail dot com. Luv this!

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  192. Joycedpotter10/30/12, 7:16 PM

    Thank you for all of your tips, those are really ADORABLE Hen Bags! I Hope I win one :)

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  193. Hot Oatmeal,home grown greens and lots of love from the me the Mom chick keeps them healthy

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  194. Very good article for new chicken raisers.

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  195. I love the bag, it is just cute, cute, cute.

    Last year, I made my girls a PVC gravity feeder, out of 7' of  4" PVC pipe, with a elbow and 1' of capped pipe at the bottom. It has a feeding slit cut into the pipe, below the elbow. This worked great for the chickens, but not for ducks. The ducks are steam shovels who will eat everything available, so no more gravity feed for them.

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  196. love your blog so informative and those chicken bags are to die for!!!!

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  197. I love reading all the articles in your blog. I get so many great ideas about chickens and caring for them. You provide so many great tips. 

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  198. OMG love the henbags - I had my daughter who is the chicken whisperer come over and check them out - (shes carving a pumpkin) I thought we were the only ones with curtains in our hen house - they also have pergo flooring!!!! 

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  199. I wish I had this advice 3 weeks ago when one of my Rhode Island Reds went broody. If only I had known to use my empty rabbit hutch, she and I wouldn't have done the Set Her Down-Jump Back In dance for two weeks,  Next time...I'm prepared! Thank you!

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