Category Archives: General Knowledge

How Do You Hatch Duck Eggs?

We all know ducks are amazing pets and hatching their eggs can be quite exciting and a wonderful experience –if done right. There’s nothing like seeing those little beaks break open the eggs and witnessing a beautiful little duck take their first steps into the world. But in order to see that, what are the […]

5 Steps to Picking Your First Chicken

So you’ve decided to join the fun and crazy world that is chicken keeping. Congratulations! With more than 500 breeds of chickens, picking the correct breed can seem overwhelming. We’ve made a simple 5 step process which you can follow to establish which is the perfect chicken breed for you. Step 1: Space Requirements Perhaps […]

The 7 Best (And Easiest) Chicken Breeds for Beginners

Whether you’re starting with chicken breeds or just want an addition to your coop, having chickens that are easy to care for is definitely worth considering. Some people don’t have the time or the resources to spend in high maintenance chickens. If you want to get any of them just click on their name and […]

Luxury chickens: everything you need to know

Black copper eggs, heritage breeds and $20,000 coops are all part of the same world: Luxury chickens. This new trend was born in Silicon Valley where people like Scott Vanderlip started running a free, self-guided bycicle tour of chicken coops in the area for hobbyist and fans. His organization, called Tour de Coop is made […]

Best 5 Backyard 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 […]

Can you sell backyard chicken eggs?

selling eggs

A great problem to have while raising chickens is having too many eggs. After all, there’s only so many sunny-side up and cakes you can prepare. Can you sell your backyard eggs? What do you need to start? Is it legal to sell backyard chicken eggs? Eggs sold from your home are typically except from […]

The 10 best backyard chickens for eggs

best chicken for eggs

Picking the best chickens for eggs isn’t an easy task. There are lots of variations on data and the perfect chicken for eggs for one person may not be the perfect for another. Knowing which chicken is the best one for you however is a crucial task, eggs is probably the main reason why people […]

Best 5 Homemade Remedies for Chickens and Ducks

Herbal chicken and duck remedies

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Top Five Best Breeds for Your Backyard Chicken Coop

assorted silkie 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 […]