Tag Archives: roosters

Survey says….

….99.9999999999% of chickens in Alaska hate winter. Gandalf the Rooster registered his disgust today at approximately 1:30 PM when he burst out of the sealed lower coop door and gave a thoroughly peeved-off crow. I was alerted to the chicken … Continue reading

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The Mark of a Roo

This morning, as I was weeding the garden for chicken treats, I realized the main reason I keep laying hens is likely  more for the rooster crowing than even for the hens themselves;  some years ago I made peace with … Continue reading

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Dealing with Frostbite

Large-combed and wattled roosters, and some hens, are at particular risk for frostbite.  Even if you have confined your birds to their coop for the winter, unless the coop is uniformly kept above freezing (an expensive proposition in Alaska), your … Continue reading

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This is a new blog/website for people who have a small backyard flock, and those who have been thinking about getting birds, especially for eggs, but aren’t sure what they are about to  get into.  With the growing local food … Continue reading

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