As soon as the weather begins to warm, chickens across the world begin to think of hatching eggs and raising baby chicks. But they’re not the only ones. Spring also begins humans thinking about hatching eggs and raising baby chicks. Of course the way we do it isn’t nearly as natural and our success rates vary. Still, with practice and knowledge we can get just about as good. Human success rates for incubating eggs is about 80% while hens are at 90%. Not bad.
Out at Flip Flop Ranch, incubating eggs is one of the biggest parts of what we do. We usually hatch and sell a few thousand Read More
Chickens are usually the first livestock the aspiring farmer purchases and if you don’t have any of these fluffy critters running around your yard, you should really consider it. Here at Flip Flop Ranch, we have a few hundred of them, but our start in farming began with only one.
Betty was a Frizzle with curly feathers. She was raised in a cage on my bathroom counter, wore diapers around the house and pecked at the door to go in and out. I remember being so proud when she laid her first egg…on the dining room floor.
Chickens make great pets. They have individual personalities and many breeds enjoy being around Read More