Tag: Poultry

The Best Tips for Incubating and Hatching Pheasant Chicks

The Best Tips for Incubating and Hatching Pheasant Chicks

Since we raise pheasants here at Clucky Dickens Farm, we are often asked about our experience. We get a lot of questions having to do with the actual incubating and hatching of the pheasant chicks themselves. Here are a few of the things I’m asked […]

4 Reasons Why You Should Raise Pheasants

4 Reasons Why You Should Raise Pheasants

We’ve been raising pheasants here at Clucky Dickens Farm for a few years now. If you have room and the inclination, here are four reasons to consider raising pheasants on your homestead or farm. Raise pheasants to release them into the wild. Many people raise pheasants […]

Slow Hatch: Don’t Turn Off the Incubator Just Yet

Slow Hatch: Don’t Turn Off the Incubator Just Yet

Let me tell you the story about the time we had a r-e-a-l-l-y slow hatch. It might calm your nerves about your eggs that don’t hatch on the exact day they’re “supposed to”. Towards the end of one particular April, we set up two incubators. […]

Should You Help A Chick Hatch?

Should You Help A Chick Hatch?

It’s one of those controversial chicken raising topics: should you help a chick hatch? Some say yes, it’s your duty, while others say you should let nature take its course. It’s hard to know what to do. If you’re looking at a chick who has […]

Help! Can I Open The Incubator During Lockdown?

Help! Can I Open The Incubator During Lockdown?

How exciting! You’ve got eggs set to hatch in a few days and you’re very (im)patiently waiting. Lockdown has hit…and now, for some reason—oh no!—you need to open the incubator! But what are you to do? All the books and blogs and forums have told […]

Three Reasons We Don’t Use Chick Starter

Three Reasons We Don’t Use Chick Starter

In true rebel farm(ish) girl style, I thought I should let you in on a little secret: We don’t use chick starter at our farm (for chickens or pheasants) and we haven’t for the last four years. Wondering why? Pull up a chair. You can […]

Dealing With A Surprise Hatch

Dealing With A Surprise Hatch

You’re going about your business on the homestead and suddenly one of your hens proudly appears with chicks following behind her. Wait. What? Where did those chicks come from? Well, if you’ve got a rooster and your chickens are free range, it’s completely possible that […]

5 Things I Didn’t Know Before Raising Pheasants

5 Things I Didn’t Know Before Raising Pheasants

My husband has always wanted to raise pheasants. Since we are usually game to try anything once, we started our research, prepared their space, and ordered some pheasant chicks. But there were many things I didn’t know before raising pheasants that were made abundantly clear […]

How to use poultry shrink bags

How to use poultry shrink bags

Sometimes you think you know a whole bunch about processing animals. I grew up in a hunting family and y’all, I knew how to wrap up a cut of meat. Freezer paper and I? We were totally BFF. So when my husband and I moved […]

Free Range Chickens: 5 Truths To Know

Free Range Chickens: 5 Truths To Know

Free range chickens are fun to watch, but hold on. Before you open the coop door and let your chickens run wild, there are some truths you need to know about the free range life. Free Range Chickens Truth #1: There is poop. Chickens poop. […]