Monday, February 29, 2016

What Is Coconut Oil Good For? How About Your Chickens! - Countryside Network

What Is Coconut Oil Good For? How About Your Chickens! - Countryside Network

What Can Chickens Eat - Coconut Oil is a Surprising Yes What is coconut oil good for in your chicken coop? Well, plenty! We started using coconut oil on our homestead a few years ago, and haven't looked back since. Initially, we just used it for cooking, for which it's excellent.

U.S. college offering crash course in raising chickens

U.S. college offering crash course in raising chickens

With more towns in the U.S. allowing homeowners raise chickens in their own backyards, a community college in Connecticut is offering a crash course to cash-in on this growing fad. In March 2015, Manchester town in Connecticut amended its zoning law to allow residents to raise up to 12 hens.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

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'Goat College' comes to Columbus as interest in urban farming grows

'Goat College' comes to Columbus as interest in urban farming grows

Published: CLINTONVILLE, Ohio (WCMH)-Credit the growing interest in urban farming with the need for a course on goat tending at the City Folks Farm Shop in Clintonville this weekend. Annie Warmke, owner of Blue Rock Station farm, teaches Goat College.

Readers' Top 10 Backyard Chicken Questions Answered

Readers' Top 10 Backyard Chicken Questions Answered

Not true, says Jacob. Sexing young birds is actually a complicated process that requires quite a bit of know-how. You can read Jacob's article on the process here. Is there really any reason a chicken needs to wear a sweater? How else can I keep my chickens warm?

Chickens Moses Lake WA residents allowed to keep chickens

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Feb. 25 -- MOSES LAKE -- Moses Lake city councilmembers passed an ordinance this week allowing residents to keep up to four hens in city limits. Councilmembers were presented a draft document to consider that was tailored, altered and discussed over the past couple of months.


Community college offers course in raising chickens

Community college offers course in raising chickens

Courtney Zieller Manchester, CT -- More towns and cities are letting homeowners raise chickens right in their own backyards. In fact, it's so popular that the local laws are being changed to allow it. Bettylou Sandy is an instructor at Manchester Community College, and she also has three hens who she treats as pets, and knows a lot when it comes to raising them.

N.J. town to allow backyard chickens

N.J. town to allow backyard chickens

WOODBURY - Go ahead, count your chickens - up to nine, anyway. City council approved an ordinance allowing residents to keep a maximum of nine hens in their backyards on Tuesday evening. The move is the beginning of a pilot program that will expire at the end of February 2018.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Super Loving Bottle Baby Wether For Sale

 Super Sweet Bottle Baby Wether - Excellent  4H Prospect  Dehorned  ID 666  Down to 2 Bottles a day AM and PM.  DOB: 1/22/16 Very flashy grey agouti.  - More information email debbie@amberwaves.info or text 951-444-0074


A Hard Lesson Learned in Caring For Baby Chicks - Countryside Network

A Hard Lesson Learned in Caring For Baby Chicks - Countryside Network

Learning How to Care For Baby Chicks Has Its Own Lessons We learned a painful lesson in caring for baby chicks, and I'm hesitant to tell this, because I know some will condemn me. They'll call me irresponsible, a bad parent. The guilt is still fresh. We've raised backyard chickens for five years.

The Basics of Incubating Chicken Eggs - Countryside Network

The Basics of Incubating Chicken Eggs - Countryside Network

Hatching Chicken Eggs Using an Incubator Gives you a Front Row Seat Incubating chicken eggs is a good method of increasing your flock. Especially if you have modern breeds. One of the reasons I choose to raise heritage breed birds is because of their ability to reproduce.

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"I'm always pleased when I visit Amber Waves To purchase birds. Debbie and Jim are so professional and helpful. I'm never disappointed in the birds I bring home. The facility is always clean and experience enjoyable. "

Thursday, February 25, 2016

New Arrival February 23, 2016 - Single Doe Kid 4.69 lbs on her own first-time kidder.

New Arrival February 23, 2016 - Single Doe Kid 4.69 lbs on her own first-time kidder. Name Pending Amber Waves Gods of Egypt. Rare White Caramel African Pygmy Doe Kid Sire: Hidden Acres 24 (Citrus Lane Pygmies Henry x Ch Proverbial Pygmies Silverliningrays) Dam: Amber Waves Nebraska (CH City Lights Big X Twilight Ranch Jewels by Tiffany) one of my favorite does.




Livestock Scale For Sale

 Livestock Scale For Sale

Electronic Head and two Weight Bars weigh up to 5,000 lbs. Used.  Good Condition. Always been in the barn. My husband made a platform for weighing our goats.  Works Grexat  $500
Pickup Only.   Cash, PayPal or Credit Card - Private Breeder

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International Dog Biscuit Day: 5 Homemade Treats For Your Canine Companion (RECIPES)

International Dog Biscuit Day: 5 Homemade Treats For Your Canine Companion (RECIPES)

We've got five homemade dog treat options for those of you who love to bake, and one super-quick alternative for those of you who don't. By Dahlia Snaiderman | Feb 23, 2016 11:32 AM EST Love obscure food holidays? Love your dog? Then today is your day. It's International Dog Biscuit Day!

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"Been going to Debbie and Jim for silkies for several years now and can highly recommend them for the quality of the birds they sell. They are also very helpful with any questions you may have regarding silkies. It is always a wonderful experience when I go see them."

Atherton: Council sets guidelines on where and how many chickens should be allowed

Atherton: Council sets guidelines on where and how many chickens should be allowed

The City Council spent a lot of time at its meeting last week pecking away at a proposed amendment to the town's fowl ordinance. And in the end it decided that, as Councilman Bill Widmer put it, 'if people want chickens, they should have chickens, but not their neighbors.'

Backyard chickens now legal in Christiansburg, VA

Backyard chickens now legal in Christiansburg

CHRISTIANSBURG - Rogue hens living in the shadows of Christiansburg can finally enter the warm coop of legal recognition.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Duluth Council Approves Ordinance Allowing Goats

Duluth Council Approves Ordinance Allowing Goats

DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - The Duluth City Council on Monday night approved a new ordinance that will allow residents to keep goats and other small hooved animals. The ordinance lists ...

Manchester Community College Offers Course In Backyard Chickens

Manchester Community College Offers Course In Backyard Chickens

MANCHESTER - For almost a year, zoning regulations have allowed homeowners to keep up to 12 chickens, an acknowledgement of a growing taste for homegrown eggs. Now Manchester Community College is offering a credit-free course, called Backyard Chickens, beginning next month. The course is to provide...


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hand raised Bottle Baby Registered African Pygmy Wether (Fixed Male)

 Hand raised Bottle Baby Registered African Pygmy Wether (Fixed Male)

ID 679 Midnight
DOB: 1/22/16
Can go now as a bottle baby down to two bottles a day.
Super loving and sweet excellent 4H project
Can be picked up now or shipped when 8 weeks old.
Price: $550 Private Breeder -Credit Cards ok


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Weekend course offers goat how-to - GOATS

Weekend course offers goat how-to

You'd be hard-pressed to come up with a college course you can't find at Ohio State University, but City Folk's Farm Shop may have done it. Goat College is coming Sunday, Feb. 28, to the Clintonville shop -- not for goats with dreams of a better life, but for central Ohio residents who might be thinking of keeping a goat or two.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Chickens have a place in the city

Chickens have a place in the city

Not all of us crave the peace and solitude of a rural lifestyle. In fact, many of us have adapted to far different situations for innumerable reasons. In 2014, the World Health Organization reported that 54 per cent of the global population lived in urban areas.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Amber Waves The Angeles Share Kids 2/16/16

Amber Waves The Angeles Share kids 2/16/15 first time sire Hidden Acres 24 1 Doe and 1 Buck - May be for sale. Rare White Caramel - Outstanding pedigree. Male has black mark center of forehead and doe does not.





Saturday, February 20, 2016

Get your own goat! Duluth may license hoofed companions

Get your own goat! Duluth may license hoofed companions

Three months after shelving an ordinance that would have opened the door for residents of Duluth to keep up to three small hoofed animals - such miniature goats, pigs, horses or sheep - as pets, the Duluth City Council has trotted it out again. At a Thursday night agenda session, councilors dis...

Raising chickens course offered

Raising chickens course offered

OREGON - Andy Larson, a University of Illinois Extension local foods systems and small farms educator, will present a class on home-scale poultry production. Raising Backyard Chickens Righ will be from 6 to 8 p.m. March 15 at the Ogle County Extension off, 421 W. Pines Road.

Chickens now welcome in Will County yards

Chickens now welcome in Will County yards

Maria McLean wanted to give her three children a fun hands on lesson in raising chickens, but it turned into a civics lesson for the entire family. Initially unaware that they needed a $650 special use permit to keep chickens in their residential back yard, in the unincorporated Cherry Hill neighborhood of New Lenox Township, what they learned in the process will now benefit future chicken owners.


N.J. town's newly-hatched ordinance would allow backyard chickens

N.J. town's newly-hatched ordinance would allow backyard chickens

WOODBURY -City council will vote Tuesday evening on a pilot program allowing backyard chickens at single-family and twin houses. The ordinance, which will run from March 1 until Feb. 28, 2018, opens up 20 licenses to residents looking to keep chickens at home. The new law also includes guidelines on housing, number of birds and proper care.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

For Sale Hand Raised Bottle Baby Wether DOB 1/28/16


ID- 676 - Hand Raised Bottle Baby -$800

  • DOB: 1/28/16 
  • Color: Rare White Caramel
  • Ready to go now as a bottle baby Pickup Only
  • Can ship around March 24, 2016
  • Excellent show potential
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2/12/16 -  2/25/16 3- Bottles a Day
2/26/16 -  3/10/16 2 - Bottles a Day
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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"I got two African Pygmy goats from Debbie and Jim and I absolutely adore them. They are beautiful, healthy and loving animals. They make great pets. "

How do you start raising chickens? - PetSpot

How do you start raising chickens? - PetSpot

It's a rather sensitive question but do you want chickens for their company, their eggs or both? The answer will influence how you raise them. From just four-weeks of age, chickens can thrive on a farm or in your suburban backyard. Just make sure you provide enough space for them to stretch their legs and ...

Monday, February 15, 2016

Minneapolis OKs eased rules for keeping chickens in city

Minneapolis OKs eased rules for keeping chickens in city

Enough revisions to fill Noah's Ark are being made to how Minneapolis governs critters big and small in the city. Approved Friday by Mayor Betsy Hodges and the City Council, the changes address the safety of animals, the keeping of chickens, and other areas in the jurisdiction of Animal Care and Control.

City chickens on council's plate


City chickens on council's plate

But lately, backyard chickens have stolen the spotlight. At a recent council meeting, Ralph Seward, retired Norwalk public works director, asked council members to reconsider the city's legislation that prohibits backyard chickens. Seward said he'd like to have about four chickens at his Fair Road residence for "the eggs."

Raising Chickens 101 Workshop Offered

Raising Chickens 101 Workshop Offered

(Morrisville, NY - Feb. 2016) Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison is offering a session aimed at anyone raising or interested in raising poultry. Join us on Wednesday March 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Madison County CCE Office, 100 Eaton St. in Morrisville. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Got chickens? Backyard poultry workshop offered in Oakland March 12

Got chickens? Backyard poultry workshop offered in Oakland March 12

For tips on raising healthy chickens in your backyard, attend the Backyard Poultry Workshop in Oakland on Saturday, March 12. Poultry experts will share valuable information for experienced poultry owners and for those just getting started. The...

Letter|: Backyard chickens lay healthy food

Letter|: Backyard chickens lay healthy food

As a resident of Mansfield, I am writing in support of changing the city ordinance to allow backyard chickens. Over the past five years, there has been a growing number of cities around the United States and Canada that have changed city codes to allow backyard chickens in residential areas.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Have you ever thought about raising chickens in your backyard? Here are some tips

Have you ever thought about raising chickens in your backyard? Here are some tips

MILWAUKEE -- Have you ever thought about raising chickens in the city? "Urban chickens" have grown in popularity over the years. But what does it take to have birds in your backyard? Kristin Mickelson of Blain's Farm and Fleet joins Real Milwaukee to talk about everything you need.

Ithaca-NY -Draft pilot proposal circulates for backyard chickens program

Draft pilot proposal circulates for backyard chickens program - 870 AM 95.9FM News Talk WHCU870 AM 95.9FM News Talk WHCU

ITHACA - Lawmakers in the City of Ithaca are laying out plans for a program where residents can keep chickens in their backyards. Under the proposed two-year pilot program, 20 households in the city would be allowed to keep chickens, under some restrictions. Lawmaker Ducson Nguyen talked about some of the new guidelines.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Ordinance On Chickens Under Review


Ordinance On Chickens Under Review

Residents who want the city to pass an ordinance allowing them to keep chickens will have to wait a while longer.

Elgin making chickens permanent residents

Elgin making chickens permanent residents

Elgin is permanently allowing backyard chickens, setting a maximum of 25 single-family homes permits. City council members voted 7-2 to make the ordinance change at their committee of the whole meeting Wednesday. The pilot program in 2015 allowed up to 15 backyard chicken permits; there are nine coops in town.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Winslow proposes rules for household chicken raising - Central Maine

Winslow proposes rules for household chicken raising - Central Maine

WINSLOW - The Town Council has taken initial steps to approve new rules that will allow residents to keep chickens on their property for personal use. The proposed ordinance lays out standards for keeping chickens that residents would have to follow, including restrictions on the number and gender of birds, enclosures and housing.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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