One of the most enjoyable ways to interact with a flock of chickens is to feed them treats. The enthusiasm of hens pursuing a special meal or a few bites of fruit is amusing enough even if you don’t tie it to a rope and hang it from a tree branch for the chickens to […]
There are a lot of different things a homeowner can do with their backyard. You can turn it into a garden plot, a swimming pool, a playground for kids, or even an enormous zen rock garden if you want to. One of the most productive things you can do with your backyard, however, is raising […]
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 […]
Black Friday Deals for Chicken Owners Well, that dubious day of American consumerism is upon us – Black Friday (and Black Friday’s younger but quickly growing cousin, Cyber Monday). In true Amazon fashion, there are some amazing deals to be had online. Earlier this year in July, Amazon had it’s Prime Day, and there were […]
Those labels on chicken can be confusing – and understanding the difference between different chicken raising practices is key if you intend to raise your own chickens, whether for eggs, meat, or both. Consumers have become very aware of factory farming and are often willing to pay more for chicken or eggs that they know […]
They say that pets become like their owners, and owners become like their pets. This juxtaposition is readily apparent between the adventurous backyard farmer and her or his flock of chickens. This is evident when you see the social nature of both hens and backyard chicken owners on Instagram. In case you were unaware, chickens […]
Know the difference between these three colorful egg layers. The Araucana, Ameraucana, and Easter Egger are all fun and good looking breeds for a flock.
Wyandotte Chickens are sizable with males reaching about 8.5 pounds, while the females are about 6.5 pounds. They do go broody at times. Learn more here!
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.
The Marans chicken is one of the most unique and rare breeds of chicken on the market. They’re known best for their deep, beautiful, chocolate colored eggs. They have recently become one of the most popular and sought after breeds by hobby egg farmers.