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Chicken Quarters Blog Archive

09/12/2014   

When Pecking Orders Collide
As the chicks and hens mingle for the first time, the whole flock is left to negotiate their new roles.

09/05/2014   

3 Hang-Ups in Moving Chicks Outside
As a preparation junky, I find the unsettled time between the chicks living in the brooder and integrating with the flock hard to navigate.

08/29/2014   

Why You Need to Inspect Your Flock Today
By regularly observing your hens and using proactive healthcare, you can prevent major illness in the coop.

08/22/2014   

How to Let Your Backyard Chickens Forage
My new chicks love munching on our yard’s clover, but there are other ways you can let your flock free-range.

08/15/2014   

Breaking Broody
By introducing our new chicks to flock this week, we broke our hen Helen of her bad brooding habit.

08/08/2014   

Chick in Distress
Peace, the runt of our new flock, needs a little extra TLC.

08/01/2014   

Chicks Week 1: Feeding and Heating Urgencies
When your chicks arrive at the post office, you must work quickly to get them food and warmth.

07/25/2014   

Circle of Life: It’s Smaller with an Urban Flock
Death is a reality on any farm—but when your flock size is limited, it can be a heavy blow.

07/18/2014   

3 Ways to Help Chickens Beat the Heat
Heat-stroke susceptible chickens will thank you for these treats—including a homemade electrolyte recipe—to keep them cool in sweltering summer temps.

07/11/2014   

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Keeping City Chickens
Thinking about getting chickens? Here’s what you should know before you build the coop.

About the Blogger

Rachel Hurd Anger - Chicken Quarters

Rachel Hurd Anger
Metropolitan living often means big dreams are short on space. On a small lot in Louisville, Ky., writer Rachel Hurd Anger is raising chickens, a rescue dog, two cats, and a family. Tales of her self-sustaining great-grandmothers awakened her inner chicken farmer, and now, her small flock charms her small space, as only they can do.

 

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