Landscaping Your Chicken Run

woman giving her chicken water after landscaping the chicken run

Your chickens are more than happy to spend their entire day scratching through the dirt and eating everything in sight. While quite natural for a chicken, their constant churning is hard on grass and other plants inside your run. With the right landscaping, you can create an area that is healthy, beautiful and safe for […]

Mites and Backyard Chickens; Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Girl with Her Grandmother checking chicken for symptoms of lice and mites

Even a world-class poultry keeper can encounter infestations of lice and mites on their chickens. After all, these pests are everywhere and love to travel. For many, just the thought of these tiny intruders is enough to bring on itching. While some species will bite humans, they can be deadly for chickens. Early detection, eradication, […]

6 Ways to Keep Your Chicken’s Water Clean

A chicken prepares to drink clean water from a water dish in a chicken coop surrounded by wire fencing in backyard

Chickens are delightful pets to watch, care for, and spend time with. While your chickens may be happy to see you, they can effectively keep each other company if you don’t have time to hang out, and they produce a sometimes unseemly number of eggs. Unfortunately, they’re also somewhat untidy creatures and take a reasonable […]

11 Fast DIY Treats for Your Backyard Chickens

Woman feeding chicken treats in her backyard.

One of the most enjoyable ways to interact with a flock of chickens is to feed them treats. The enthusiasm of hens pursuing a special meal or a few bites of fruit is amusing enough even if you don’t tie it to a rope and hang it from a tree branch for the chickens to […]

5 Unusual Backyard Chicken Raising Tips

A couple with their baby girl raising chickens in their backyard

There are a lot of different things a homeowner can do with their backyard. You can turn it into a garden plot, a swimming pool, a playground for kids, or even an enormous zen rock garden if you want to. One of the most productive things you can do with your backyard, however, is raising […]

Wintertime Flock Nutrition

Wintertime Flock Nutrition. Feeding a Barred Rock hen by hand in winter.

Ah, ’tis the season…to chow down on every carb that’s not nailed down! Humans store energy during cold weather, but chickens actually crave more protein in their diet to get them through winter. While you’re shopping to stock up on pasta, grains and delicious baked goods, what kinds of feed and supplement are on your […]

Essential Winterizing Tips for your Chicken Coop

Two chickens standing on their ramp exiting their coop deciding to go into the snow

The seasons are changing! As your chickens delight in scratching through drifts of colorful autumn leaves, happily snacking on insects and worms, you’re likely cleaning your gutters and performing all the usual pre-winter rituals involved in caring for your home. How about your chicken coop? Is your poultry palace ready for the shorter days and […]

SUPER QUICK Cyber Monday Deals for People with Pets that are Members of the Family

Super Quick Cyber Monday Deals for Pet Owners

It is Cyber Monday, or Deals Week, or Black-Month-Or-So-Before-Christmas, or whatever you want to call it. The bottom line is, Amazon is offering pretty awesome deals for pet owner’s today. Whether or not you are a loyal Amazon customer (as 50% of American households are) you should take them up on some of the insane […]

Black Friday Deals for Chicken Owners

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Black Friday Deals for Chicken Owners Well, that dubious day of American consumerism is upon us – Black Friday (and Black Friday’s younger but quickly growing cousin, Cyber Monday). In true Amazon fashion, there are some amazing deals to be had online.  Earlier this year in July, Amazon had it’s Prime Day, and there were […]

Free Range vs. Pasture Raised Chicken: What is the Difference?

Low angle view of two free range chickens foraging together in summer grass.

Those labels on chicken can be confusing – and understanding the difference between different chicken raising practices is key if you intend to raise your own chickens, whether for eggs, meat, or both. Consumers have become very aware of factory farming and are often willing to pay more for chicken or eggs that they know […]

The Ten Coolest Backyard Chicken People to Follow on Instagram

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They say that pets become like their owners, and owners become like their pets. This juxtaposition is readily apparent between the adventurous backyard farmer and her or his flock of chickens. This is evident when you see the social nature of both hens and backyard chicken owners on Instagram. In case you were unaware, chickens […]

The Top Five Best Breeds for Your Backyard Chicken Coop

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The Top Five Best Breeds for Your Backyard Chicken Coop Backyard chicken keeping is a fun and organic way to keep your family supplied with fresh eggs. Chickens are good natured and many breeds make great pets. When starting a backyard flock, it’s important to choose breeds that are hearty for your type of weather […]