How to Relocate a Skunk (without getting sprayed much)

It was Sunday morning, we awoke wondering whether to attend the early service at church. However, the older chickens at the coop were making a ruckus. Either the skunk had breeched the refortified coop last night, or he was caught in the live trap.  I slipped out the door with my camera phone in hand … Continue reading How to Relocate a Skunk (without getting sprayed much)

Heating a Chicken Brooder: No Electricity Required and the Coming Disaster(s)

About every third year we purchase baby chicks and keep them inside our home for 6 weeks. Most people wisely place them in a barn, shop, garage, mud room, etc., but for people who live off grid in snow country, it is not so simple.  The 100 Watt heat lamp tends to suck the battery … Continue reading Heating a Chicken Brooder: No Electricity Required and the Coming Disaster(s)