Category Archives: General Knowledge

5 Chickens That Lay Unique Colored Eggs (That Aren’t Easter Eggers!)

5 chickens that lay unique eggs

When you picture eggs, what color are they? White? If you do, you’re not the only one. White eggs are common everywhere but that doesn’t mean they should be common in your coop! Specially if you’re planning on selling them. If you want to get more for your eggs, nothing says “fresh 100% organic eggs” […]

The 7 Most Beautiful Ornamental Chickens

Whether you want to start with some more exotic chickens or simply add some color to your flock, you need to know about ornamental chickens. Ornamental chickens, or show chicken breeds, are the chickens that are raised not because of their meat or egg production but because of their appearance. They’re typically more high-maintenance and […]

How To Make Money From Backyard Chickens?

How To Make Money From Backyard Chickens?

Whether you love your backyard chickens or you’re thinking about getting them, the best hobby is one that pays itself! There are several ways you can start making money from backyard chickens. Now more than ever people want food that’s organic and has been produced ethically. With your backyard chickens you can easily fill that […]

What Chicken Breed Lays The Largest Eggs?

What chicken breed lays the largest eggs?

If you’re raising chickens for eggs not only do you want them to lay eggs as often as possible but you want them to lay the largest eggs you can get. If you want to help your chickens lay larger eggs you can by making sure they’re healthy, happy, have proper access to clean water […]

Are Backyard Chicken Eggs Healthier?

We’ve talked before about all the positives of having your very own backyard chicken eggs; they’re delicious, fresh, organic and, to some degree, even free. But what about nutritious? Are backyard chicken eggs truly healthier or are they just more delicious? Let’s find out! Healthier Environment Eggs from backyard chickens (or any free-range, pasture raised […]

Should You Have a Rooster In Your Flock? Pros And Cons

Should you have a rooster in your flock?

Once you decide on the type and the amount of chickens you’ll have, you’ll probably wonder if you should also get a rooster. Maybe you got a male chick by mistake and are wondering how good or bad would he be for your flock. The short answer? It depends. Having a rooster has its pros […]

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 […]