The SmirkingGoat Chicken page


Getting a couple of chickens started us on this whole 'hobby farm' thing. The initial reason for getting chickens was that our property was quite tick infested. We preferred not to spray a bunch of pesticides to kill the ticks for a few reasons, one of which is that our water comes from a well. We had heard that guinea hens love to eat ticks, but they are on the small side - so we went with full size chickens so we could have regular size eggs as a side benefit. We started with a dozen chickens, and are now up to 37.

A batch of very young chicks Old enough to go outside Roaming free, looking for food
Our stealth brooder strikes! Showing the babies around.
Do you wonder why chickens make noise when they lay?