Category Archives: Care

Frostbite In Chickens: Identifying, Treating And Preventing

Frostbite In Chickens: Identifying, Treating And Preventing

Frostbite in chickens can cause lots of nasty consequences, from mild pain to decrease of mobility and egg production. Keeping your flock safe during the cold months is crucial to avoid frostbite in your chickens. But how do you make sure they won’t develop frostbite? And if they have, how do you identify it and […]

Should You Force A Molt?

Should you force a molt

Your chickens start their natural molt around autumn. It’s a very beneficial stage for them where they stop laying eggs, shed their feathers and get ready for the cold. Once they’re ready, they will continue laying eggs. But what if, during the year they’re not laying as many eggs as normal? Should you force a […]

How (And When) To Mate Your Chickens

how and when to mate chickens

Whether you want to sell some chicks or simply have a sustainable flock, you need to know how to mate chickens. Helping with the process can not only be rewarding to you; it can be highly interesting and educational to your kids too! They’ll quickly go from seeing chickens mate to seeing cute little chicks […]

4 Ways to Keep Chickens Warm This Winter

Winter can be a difficult time of year for both chickens and their flock keepers. What with frozen water, billowing wind and snow; it can really be a miserable time. Perhaps one of the most difficult things during winter is the warm; or lack of it! So in today’s article we are going to focus […]

How To Keep Chickens Laying 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 during the […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 5 Best Chicken Treats

Top five chicken treats

You can feed your chicken with almost everything! However if you’re like us you also want to give your chickens a little treat every now and then. Some occasional treats will keep your chickens happy to keep laying eggs for you! Plus hand feeding them treats will make them tame and help you to establish […]

Best 5 Natural Remedies for Chickens and Ducks

Herbal chicken and duck remedies

We all have our favorite natural remedies for ourselves. Why not for our birds? In a small flock a viral disease can be devastating, so you have to know what to do and act quickly to fight it. Preventive remedies are also very important to keep your flock healthy. Below we have our top five […]

How To Start Raising Chickens

How To Start Raising Chickens

So you want to start raising chickens. Maybe it’s because of the smaller environmental footprint, maybe you just want amazing eggs in the morning, but where do you start? With all the information available on the web, it can be a bit confusing to know how to start raising chickens, so we decided to tell […]