Category Archives: Raising Chickens

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 […]

The 5 Best Chicken Coops to get in 2018

best coops 2018

There are lots of options for chicken coops. If you’re good with tools and have some time on your hands you can always build your own coop. However, more and more people are going for a more comfortable, pre-made option. We’ve already written an entry about everything a coop should have and all of these […]

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 […]

10 Benefits of Raising Your Own Chickens

Some people dismiss having chickens as being hard, expensive work. Something for farmers or something that won’t give you any benefits. Is it really worth it? What are the benefits of raising chickens? It’s cheap. Yes, there are some initial costs like getting them a proper housing, however, once you get through those costs, chickens […]

Building a Chicken Tractor: 4 Key Considerations

A larger scale chicken tractor, check out all the shading features!

Building a Chicken Tractor: 4 Key Considerations A chicken tractor is a portable chicken coop and run that is joined together. Building a chicken tractor normally means that you have the structure on wheels. The biggest benefit of a chicken tractor is that you can move it around your land. This prevents your chickens from […]

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 […]

11 Fast DIY Treats for Your Backyard Chickens

Woman feeding chicken treats in her backyard.

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 […]

5 Unusual Backyard Chicken Raising Tips

A couple with their baby girl raising chickens in their backyard

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 […]

Wintertime Flock Nutrition

Wintertime Flock Nutrition. Feeding a Barred Rock hen by hand in winter.

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 […]