Tag: Poultry

The Best Tips for Incubating and Hatching Pheasant Chicks

The Best Tips for Incubating and Hatching Pheasant Chicks

Since we raised pheasants here at Clucky Dickens Farm for a few years, we are often asked about our experience raising pheasants. We get a lot of questions having to do with the actual incubating and hatching of the pheasant chicks themselves. Here are a 

4 Reasons Why You Should Raise Pheasants

4 Reasons Why You Should Raise Pheasants

We raised pheasants here at Clucky Dickens Farm for a few years. If you have room and the inclination, here are four reasons to you might want to raise pheasants on your homestead or farm. Raise pheasants to release them into the wild. Many people 

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. 

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 

Poultry Shrink Bags: Why You Should Use Them

Poultry Shrink Bags: Why You Should Use Them

If you butcher and process homegrown birds at home, you should know that poultry shrink bags are about the most awesome thing to come along since…well…I don’t know what. Poultry shrink bags are easy. They’re quick. They’re amazing. I thought I knew a whole bunch