Category Archives: Raising Chickens

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 […]

SUPER QUICK Cyber Monday Deals for People with Pets that are Members of the Family

Super Quick Cyber Monday Deals for Pet Owners

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

assorted silkie chickens

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 […]

Free Range vs. Pasture Raised Chicken: What is the Difference?

Low angle view of two free range chickens foraging together in summer grass.

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 […]

The Ten Coolest Backyard Chicken People to Follow on Instagram

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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 […]

How to Spot the Difference between Ameraucana, Araucana, and Easter Egger Chickens

What is the difference between an Ameraucana, Araucana, and an Easter Egger?

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: Size and Broodiness

All About Wyandotte Chickens

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!

Brooder Temperature: It’s More Than Just A Number

Brooder Temperature

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 and the Chocolate Egg

marans

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.