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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
What Is the Ayam Cemani Chicken? – “The Lamborghini of Poultry” Chickens aren’t often compared to luxury sports cars. In fact, you probably don’t ever hear about chickens compared to anything that sleek, fancy or outrageously expensive. But then, it isn’t everyday that someone starts up a conversation about the Ayam Cemani Chicken, referred to […]
Getting Started Raising Chickens: Should I Buy Chicks or Juvenile Birds? Raising chickens has become an increasingly popular choice for many families, with fresh eggs every day being the main draw. If you’re considering getting started raising chickens, one of the most important decisions to make is whether you’ll buy chicks or juvenile chickens, also […]
Know the difference between these three colorful egg layers. The Araucana, Ameraucana, and Easter Egger are all fun and good looking breeds for a flock.
Wyandotte Chickens are sizable with males reaching about 8.5 pounds, while the females are about 6.5 pounds. They do go broody at times. Learn more here!