Saying Goodbye

It is never easy saying goodbye to anything but it was hard having to do so with my chickens.  I found out here a few days ago that the rules or laws for back yard chickens had changed in Alexandria and you are no longer allowed to raised them in your back yard.  So goodbye it was.  So I will no longer be doing updates on my chickens and that I hate.

They were doing so well and laid eggs even in the older days here that we were having in Louisiana.  I would recommend raising chickens to anyone.  They are not hard to care for and are really fun to watch.  They also make good watch dogs as they get upset if something seems to be harmful appears.

Their everyday living habits are fun to watch too.  I recommend Wyandottes and Leghorns.  They have good size eggs which are very rich.  I hope to be in an area were I can raise them again in a couple of years but in the meantime all good luck on your chickens and have fun.

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Keeping chickens cool this summer.

When I bought my chickens I signed up for the hatcheries new letter.  Well in this weeks news letter I found some interesting articles and one was on keeping your chickens cool.  So I will share the link to it here.  I had read you should not feed chickens corn in the summer as it takes a lot to digest corn thus causing their bodies to heat up.

This article points out how it is a good idea to add  vitamins and electrolytes in the drinking water.  They really like cold water too so I try to change mine at least a couple of times.  Plus I put up some extra shade for my chickens which they love.  These are one of the best laying hens for brown eggs so the care of them is important.  Raising baby chicks with care will result in a healthy hens a the best quality eggs.