How To Keep Chickens Laying Eggs During The Winter

How To Keep Chickens Laying Eggs During The Winter

As winter settles most backyard chicken owners think that they’ll need to start buying eggs. There’s something about the winter that keeps the chickens dormant and keeps them from laying eggs. But why do they stop laying? Should you force them to produce eggs? And most importantly, how do you keep chickens laying eggs during […]

6 Items Your Coop Needs This Winter

During the winter it’s specially crucial to keep your coop warm and safe. To make it easier here are our top 6 items to get your coop ready for the winter! Cheap, effective and reusable insulation The most basic thing your coop needs! This insulation is cheap, effective and moisture-resistant. It’s easy to cut and […]

How To Get Your Coop Winter-Ready in 5 steps

Some chickens are hardier than others but there’s no doubt that you need to take care of them during the winter. Preparing their coop for the winter doesn’t have to be hard. Here’s how to prepare their coop for the upcoming long nights: Get good ventilation It may sound counter-intuitive to ventilate the coop during […]

How Do Chickens Reproduce?

Everyone knows that hens lay eggs and if they’re fertilized they’ll produce a chick and if they’re not they’ll end up in a plate. But how do chickens reproduce? Can hens have twins? How long do hens lay fertilized eggs? Let’s find out. Chicken Reproduction Compared to mammals, chicken reproduction is quite unique. When a […]

5 Chickens That Lay Unique Colored Eggs (That Aren’t Easter Eggers!)

5 chickens that lay unique eggs

When you picture eggs, what color are they? White? If you do, you’re not the only one. White eggs are common everywhere but that doesn’t mean they should be common in your coop! Specially if you’re planning on selling them. If you want to get more for your eggs, nothing says “fresh 100% organic eggs” […]

Top 7 Fancy Ornamental Chickens

Top 7 fancy chicken breeds

Whether you want to start with some more fancy chickens or simply add some color to your flock, you need to know about ornamental chickens. Ornamental chickens, or show chicken breeds, are the chickens that are raised not because of their meat or egg production but because of their fancy appearance. They’re typically more high-maintenance […]

How To Make Money From Backyard Chickens?

How To Make Money From Backyard Chickens?

Whether you love your backyard chickens or you’re thinking about getting them, the best hobby is one that pays itself! There are several ways you can start making money from backyard chickens. Now more than ever people want food that’s organic and has been produced ethically. With your backyard chickens you can easily fill that […]

What Chicken Breed Lays The Largest Eggs?

What chicken breed lays the largest eggs?

If you’re raising chickens for eggs not only do you want them to lay eggs as often as possible but you want them to lay the largest eggs you can get. If you want to help your chickens lay larger eggs you can by making sure they’re healthy, happy, have proper access to clean water […]

Top 5 Friendliest Chickens (Great For Kids!)

There are very few pets that can teach as much to kids as chickens. Not only can you use them to teach them how to be responsible and care for animals, they can also help you teach your kids about self-sustainability, where and how food comes from, even animal reproduction! Plus kids get excited to […]

Are Backyard Chicken Eggs Healthier?

We’ve talked before about all the positives of having your very own backyard chicken eggs; they’re delicious, fresh, organic and, to some degree, even free. But what about nutritious? Are backyard chicken eggs truly healthier or are they just more delicious? Let’s find out! Healthier Environment Eggs from backyard chickens (or any free-range, pasture raised […]

Can You Go Through This List Without Upgrading Your Coop?

We’ve seen a lot of upgrades for your coop that are great and others not so much. These are our favorite five upgrades for you and your backyard chickens, along with the links for you to get them! Solar Powered Predator Deterrent It takes just one lost chicken due to predators to break your heart. […]

A Dog Which Can Keep Your Chickens Safe from Predators

When we think of protecting our hens we rarely think of dogs. Some of the first defensive strategies to protect your hens from potential predators is often chicken wire, automatic coop doors, secure coops and, sometimes, even a rooster. However, we know that Roosters are sometimes a little bit noisy and aggressive. Also our secure […]