chickens

Reader Input: Treat animals with dignity

Several days ago I received a petition to sign “to stop boiling birds alive.” Yes, about one million chickens and turkeys are being boiled alive each year at processing ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Chickens in the garden need coop, fence

Question: I just got chickens and I want to let them free-range in my yard. Is this practical or will they eat my garden plants? Answer: Chickens and gardens are not always a prac ...

Living off the land and loving it in Granite Bay

Tucked away in one of the older sections of Granite Bay is a mini farm with 26 chickens and a vegetable garden that could feed several families. In fact, it does. Property owners K ...

Placer County supes give support to urban chicken raising

Placer County supervisors made it easier Tuesday for most homeowners to have up to six chickens. No roosters, guinea hens and peahens will be allowed under a zoning amendment appr ...