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Chicken keepers

For anyone keeping chickens, past, present, future. Health questions, raising tips, DIY solutions, sharing stories, and general networking amongst chicken keepers.

Location: Northeast Ohio
Members: 154
Latest Activity: Jul 2


Salmanella Out Break from Ohio Hatchery 2 Replies

Started by Toni Rozsahegyi. Last reply by Toni Rozsahegyi May 9.

Homes for hens 2 Replies

Started by Mari Keating. Last reply by Steven Whiting Apr 26.

Places to buy chicken feed in Cleveland 9 Replies

Started by Mellisa Bencivengo. Last reply by Steven Whiting Aug 21, 2013.

Young Laying Australorp Hens 5 Replies

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joe May 17, 2013.

Chicken Workshops 3 Replies

Started by Erin Molnar. Last reply by Erin Molnar Mar 15, 2013.

Roosters Available

Started by Ami Gignac Feb 3, 2013.

chicken vet 4 Replies

Started by Lorrie Rice. Last reply by Susanna Dzejachok Feb 3, 2013.

I'm ordering baby chicks next month

Started by Blue Pike Farm Dec 30, 2012.

Roosters wanted

Started by Blue Pike Farm Dec 2, 2012.

Chicken Freindly Landlord

Started by Toni Rozsahegyi Oct 31, 2012.

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Comment by Mellisa Bencivengo on February 9, 2012 at 9:37am
After reading some things on here, I'm now undecided. I am concerned about getting roosters. I can't have them in North Olmsted. That is why I have not bought any chicks--what to do if they are all roos? That is the down side to buying straight runs. Some are bound to be boys and unfortunately for me I can't keep them. I am currently leaning towards pullets about to lay only because it is my understanding that it takes that long to determine the gender. I would be find with chicks if there is a way to be sure they are all hens!
Comment by Angela Palumbo on February 9, 2012 at 8:56am

Are you looking for chicks or full grown layers? 

Comment by Mellisa Bencivengo on February 9, 2012 at 8:48am
Hi All. I'm looking to start a back yard flock. Anyone have any ideas where I can get pullets? I can have chickens here in North Olmsted but I don't really want any Roos! I'm going to be building my coop in the next few weeks (as soon as tax money gets here lol). I don't think I really care about the breed, although I wouldn't mind if someone had easter eggers or Ameracaunas because I think my girls would think colored eggs are a hoot!
Comment by Pete Miller on January 22, 2012 at 10:21pm
I have a plethora of live mealworms and beetles. If anyone is interested in getting some free mealworms for your birds or want some beetles to start raising your own mealworms drop me a note. You would have to pick them up at my house in Lakewood. While supplies last....
Comment by Andy Hudak on January 11, 2012 at 11:31am
Oho State University Extension will be hosting two workshops on raising chickens this year. March 7th and June 6th will be the sessions in this 2 part series held at 7800 Detroit (Cleveland Catholic Charities MRS offices). Mark your calendars, more info to come. Check out all of our workshops: http://cuyahoga.osu.edu/topics/agriculture-and-natural-resources/wo...
Comment by Reese Sims on November 15, 2011 at 2:48am
Great news! We got our excemptions approved by the Mayor! So, 3 Lakewood Families can now legally keep hens!(including my own) Over the next year we will be working on changing the ordinance so that more people can have them. So, yay!
Comment by Toni Rozsahegyi on October 26, 2011 at 12:01pm
Comment by Reese Sims on September 29, 2011 at 11:54am
I located a cruelty free, organic meat processor about an hour away from Cleveland. That's pretty far, but if someone wanted to get a big order processed and is unable to do it, this seems like a great alternative. http://www.localharvest.org/whitefeather-meats-M37282
Comment by Kelly Clark on September 28, 2011 at 1:49pm
And for the vet, we took our  injured chicken to West Geauga Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Christine Pappas took care of her!
Comment by Toni Rozsahegyi on September 28, 2011 at 1:49pm
I met a woman from Life's Little Adventures Farm a non-profit farm for helping kids heal who is willing to take roosters that are unwanted. http://www.lifeslittleadventuresfarm.org/

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