One of the most frustrating things when having a flock is to see one of your chickens being picked on. The added stress not only affects their mood but it affects their egg production and can lead to other diseases. That’s why it’s very important to make sure that your chickens aren’t fighting and are […]
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 healthier or are they just more delicious? Let’s find out! Healthier Environment Eggs from backyard chickens (or any free-range, pasture raised chicken) […]
Even a world-class poultry keeper can encounter infestations of lice and mites on their chickens. After all, these pests are everywhere and love to travel. For many, just the thought of these tiny intruders is enough to bring on itching. While some species will bite humans, they can be deadly for chickens. Early detection, eradication, […]
Chickens are delightful pets to watch, care for, and spend time with. While your chickens may be happy to see you, they can effectively keep each other company if you don’t have time to hang out, and they produce a sometimes unseemly number of eggs. Unfortunately, they’re also somewhat untidy creatures and take a reasonable […]
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 […]
Sometimes your hens will go broody when you don’t really want them to. Learning how to break a broody hen can help keep them healthy and happy!
Keeping chickens cool in the summertime can be hard but it is important. Read more to learn how to keep your flock relaxed and hydrated in hotter temps!
Learn about brooding baby chicks in a fun and simple way geared towards first-time raisers or anyone looking to learn how to breed newborn baby chicks!
Learn the basics on battling the inevitable bumblefoot. Though it’s not usually a life threatening infection, you should be prepared to treat it!
Learn more about poultry vaccines! Knowing when to vaccinate or not can be the difference in your flock. Educating yourself is key in protecting your flock.