How To Prevent Salmonella In Backyard Chickens

It seems like there are outbreaks of salmonella every other week. An outbreak can cause millions of eggs to be recalled every year. Can you prevent salmonella in your chickens? How do they even get salmonella? How can you remain safe from it? What is salmonella? Salmonella is a bacteria that can live in many […]

10 Benefits of Raising Your Own Chickens

Some people dismiss having chickens as being hard, expensive work. Something for farmers or something that won’t give you any benefits. Is it really worth it? What are the benefits of raising chickens? It’s cheap. Yes, there are some initial costs like getting them a proper housing, however, once you get through those costs, chickens […]

Could your poultry business use new forms of grants and friendly funding to succeed? Blockchain is making it possible.

blockchain and chickens

Interested in Funding for your Pastured Raised or Heritage Breed Poultry Business?  Blockchain enables poultry to thrive, and Lokaal.Market is building the system. eFowl is working with the high-profile blockchain based startup, Lokaal.Market to connect the institutional investors and non-profits with the farmers and producers that make up the “good food economy“.  If you are a […]

Building a Chicken Tractor: 4 Key Considerations

A larger scale chicken tractor, check out all the shading features!

Building a Chicken Tractor: 4 Key Considerations A chicken tractor is a portable chicken coop and run that is joined together. Building a chicken tractor normally means that you have the structure on wheels. The biggest benefit of a chicken tractor is that you can move it around your land. This prevents your chickens from […]

While you were cleaning up poop, chickens became a status symbol of the elite.

Gone are the days of the elite dining at fancy restaurants with menus in languages you can’t understand, being driven by chauffeurs in lengthy black cars, planning their next jet-setting world trips to the finest and most luxurious resorts. Well maybe those days aren’t totally gone, but in the recent months, we have identified a […]

11 Crazy Chicken Products Designed for Zany People

If you have spent any time on Amazon or spent any time alive for that matter, you’ve seen the strange relationship between merchandise and chickens. Perhaps it is the odd familiarity that everyone who has grown up in a rural setting has with chickens. Maybe it is that chickens are hilarious and remind us not […]

When it comes to my baby chick order, what is drop shipping?

As the annual live chick ordering frenzy ramps up into full gear during the spring months, you may have seen what is sometimes considered a dirty word/term in the backyard chickens and hatchery world – “drop shipping”. What is drop shipping when it comes to live chickens, ducks, geese, game birds, etc.? The term “drop ship” means […]

Introducing the eFowl Directory

eFowl Directory

Check out eFowl’s New Farm and Hatchery Directory Today, we are thrilled to announce the launch of a new feature on eFowl that we have been working on for a long time – the eFowl Directory!  This directory will be an amazing resource for farms, hatcheries, and businesses of any size to present their brand in front […]

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 […]