Saturday, December 3, 2011

Chicken Myths

You've got to be careful about what you believe out of all the information you'll read on the net, for the simple reason a great deal of it is anecdotal. Chickens all have different personalities, and things that work for/or happen to one flock can be completely different from someone else's experiences.

(And I hope everyone realizes the same for any "advice" or information I give out)

I read that we should keep the moms & chicks separated because they will kill any other hen's chicks. You can see clearly from the image they are obviously trying to kill each other... NOT! Actually one of the little grays has an adventurous spirit and frequently wanders off to the other hen's brood. Momma #2 will watch him and protect him until he runs back to his mom, or she comes back to collect him.
Play date!

Now, these mommas grew up together and know each other well, their chicks are around the same ages and there is tons of space in the coop. I don't know if any of that makes a difference at all.

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