I am a SAHM who lives farther than I thought (lol) from the Urban Farm with my daughter, husband and two golden retrievers. I am a long-standing supporter of local organic and sustainable agriculture, food and the slow-food movement.
"YES!! I have!! My husband and I were moving a fish tank and underneath pops--no joke---a 5 inch long scorpion--tail furled ready to strike! My chicken eyeballs it and starts chasing it as I'm yelling, "no silly chicken get away--it stings!"--there…"
"I got chickens for this very reason! In fact, whenever I am doing yard work I have them running along side me. Just yesterday I was raking and unearthed 3 scorpions and my girls were right there to gobble them up. As far as dogs.... We do not have…"
"Definately some dogs will attack, but give them a chance. Basically we did what Bethanny suggested. I was paranoid for a while while I was out with the chickens and dogs I would not take my eyes of our dog Leona because she kills birds in the yard…"
"Like the others said, raising chickens and dogs together is a gamble. The number one thing to remember is to not trust the dogs at all unsupervised with the birds...I would say until you've gone at least 6 months without incident.
"Our experience is similar to Jennifer's. My mother lives in our guest house, and her dog Keiko is a Shiba Inu. We have lost five Leghorns and an Easter Egger to him over the years, sometimes despite our wing-clipping efforts. He is very merciful -…"
We raised our chicks in the house. We were very watchful with the dogs while the ladies were young. But they became used to each other as part of the family. We also watched them together at first when we put them outside, but now they…"
"The best thing to get rid of scorpions is a black light. They have them at Home Depot now that are just a little flashlight and they work great. Scorpions are nocturnal so the chickens usually have a hard time finding them all. A black light and a…"
"I have two large breed dogs and they both go CRAZY for birds and other creatures both on walks or just chasing them in the backyard. When I first got my chickens I only had one dog and I watched the birds very closely and introduced them to the dog.…"
Hi all!Have a one-year-old daughter and have found more scorpions in our home this year than all past six years combined! Agh! My husband has wanted to raise chickens (for eggs and because he loves them, lol) forever and now I am convinced because I…
I really want to help at the Urban Farm, but the email I sent you on Monday came back to me saying that delivery had been delayed. I am not sure what that means, but I am hoping to get in touch with you asap so that I can help out.