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Hatching Quail Eggs

Today’s post is about hatching quail eggs. Recently I’ve been receiving requests to discuss more on the process of incubating eggs and the various types of birds you can raise on a small farm whether it be for profit or for pleasure. In later posts I’ll discuss raising quail. As quail come in many different […]

Chicken Incubator

Now is the time to pull out and check your chicken incubator for spring chicks. Here in Canada I store mine through the winter in its original box and pull it out again in March – right before I begin saving or shopping for fertilized eggs. If you don’t own own there is no better […]

Coop Sickness

Although I have had great success with my chickens in the past there are many illnesses that your flock can become infected with. Honestly and with all sincerity I can say that if you start out with healthy birds from a quality source and keep your coop clean and your chickens without stress, never introducing […]

Taking Care of Young Chicks

Whether you have bought or hatched chickens you’ll need to take specialized care of them until they are at least 4 weeks of age. Once your chickens have hatched, been removed from the incubator and are under the heat lamp you’ll be able to watch them grow with less worry and supervision. As they grow, […]

Hatching Chicks In An Incubator

Spring is in the air and the poultry incubators on GoodByeCityLife are in full swing! We started hatching chicks at this time years ago from our best hens and our flock is still strong. If you’re planning on incubating a few of your own from your existing flock this year, start now and they’ll be […]

How to Build a Chicken Coop

Thinking of building your own chicken coop? We did it in a little over a weekend, but it took three adult men, 2 helpers, a lot of steel roofing and timber, 1/2 box of nails, even more screws and (thankfully) some great weather while we were building. I might as well tell you up front […]