Living in a place where we experience all four seasons including what can be a sometimes very snowy winter, I have had to come up with some pretty ingenious ways to care for chickens during weeks on end of nasty weather. One such way that I have done so this year is with this adjustable chicken run tarp.
So something really weird happened to this cutie pie, Cuddles, one of our Easter Eggers. This past spring she turned one and went through her very first fall molt. She’ll be two in June. She lost all of her feathers and looked really mangy but finally come this January her molt was complete. She looks absolutely gorgeous, fluffy and silky. But the strange thing is that her tail never grew back in. We now have a tail-less Easter Egger in the coop.
A new edition of The Chicken Health Handbook is out and I am so thrilled to see it. Gail Damerow’s first edition was excellent, but after seeing this one, I am thrilled beyond belief. This second edition has expanded, added new topics, updated original topics, and now comes with beautiful illustrations and photos to help explain even the most difficult topic. I field plenty of questions about chicken health and this book has now made it easier. It is a pleasure to share this book with backyard chicken keepers and I will definitely recommend it for every backyard chicken keeper’s library. The book has something for old and new chicken keepers alike and I love that we can constantly learn from one another to keep our flock happy and healthy.
I am so excited to announce that I have received word that my book, A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens, has won the 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Subaru SB&F Excellence in Science Books Award! It was such an honor to be a nominee and placed among these fabulous finalists.
I was recently near San Diego, California for filming. They chose to film on this amazing piece of property that featured a chicken cathedral style chicken coop. I had a chance to chat with Jean, the visionary and creator of the the coop. Not one detail was overlooked and it is a true work of art. Take a peek at this marvelous chicken cathedral coop tour. I think you will agree that Jean is one amazing woman!