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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
We all have our favorite home 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Nest boxes are an incredibly crucial component to owning and raising a laying flock. Fortunately, they come in many shapes, sizes, and materials.
Brooder temperature is the most important element that you need to monitor to ensure young chick survival. However, there are many ways control brooder temperature and baby chick comfort.
Preventing hens from eating eggs can become a serious problem. Learn the proper precautions and remedies to hopefully break this behavior.