Category Archives: General Knowledge

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 […]

Top 10 Backyard Chicken Predators – Protect Your Flock!

top 10 backyard chicken predators

Whether your chickens are free-range or not, predators are a big danger to your chickens. They can come from the air, from the ground, even underground! And once a backyard chicken predator finds your flock, it won’t stop. They’ll keep coming back until you get rid of them. Here are the top most dangerous backyard […]

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 Do Chickens Reproduce?

Everyone knows that hens lay eggs and if they’re fertilized they’ll produce a chick and if they’re not they’ll end up in a plate. But how do chickens reproduce? Can hens have twins? How long do hens lay fertilized eggs? Let’s find out. Chicken Reproduction Compared to mammals, chicken reproduction is quite unique. When a […]

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” […]

Top 7 Fancy Ornamental Chickens

Top 7 fancy chicken breeds

Whether you want to start with some more fancy 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 fancy appearance. They’re typically more high-maintenance […]

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 […]