Category Archives: Raising Chickens

How To Introduce New Chickens To The Flock

How To Introduce New Chickens To The Flock

We all love introducing new chickens to our flock. There’s nothing more exciting in the backyard chicken world than adding that Silkie you’ve always wanted or an amazing Rhode Island Red or Australorp for egg laying. However integrating them to the flock can be a huge hassle. Even experienced backyard chicken enthusiasts may get nervous […]

How To Keep Chickens From Fighting

How To Keep Chickens From Fighting

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 […]

The 4 Best Broody Chicken Breeds

best broody chicken breeds

The best way to have a sustainable flock is to get your chickens to make more chickens! And the best way to achieve that is by getting the broodiest chicken breeds to act out as moms. These broody chickens will make excellent regular moms, sitting on eggs and raising chicks, even if they aren’t theirs! […]

Top 10 Backyard Chicken Predators – Protect Your Flock!

top 10 backyard chicken predators

Whether your chickens are free-range or not, backyard chicken predators are a big danger to your flock. 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 […]

How Do Chickens Reproduce?

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 […]

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 […]

The 5 Friendliest Chickens Breeds (Great For Kids!)

Friendliest Chicken Breeds For Kids

There are very few pets that can teach as much to kids as chickens. Not only can you use them to teach them how to be responsible and care for animals, they can also help you teach your kids about self-sustainability, where and how food comes from, even animal reproduction! Plus kids get excited to […]

Are Backyard Chicken Eggs Healthier?

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 healthier or are they just more delicious? Let’s find out! Healthier Environment Eggs from backyard chickens (or any free-range, pasture raised chicken) […]

Should You Have a Rooster In Your Backyard 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 […]

5 Steps to Picking Your First Chicken

So you’ve decided to join the fun and crazy world that is chicken keeping. Congratulations! With more than 500 breeds of chickens, picking the correct breed can seem overwhelming. We’ve made a simple 5 step process which you can follow to establish which is the perfect chicken breed for you. Step 1: Space Requirements Perhaps […]

The 7 Best (And Easiest) Chicken Breeds for Beginners

Whether you’re a beginner with chicken breeds or just want an addition to your coop, having chickens that are easy to care for is definitely worth considering. Some people don’t have the time or the resources to spend in high maintenance chickens. In this article we focus on breeds that are hardy, low-maintenance and good […]

Luxury chickens: everything you need to know

Black copper eggs, heritage breeds and $20,000 coops are all part of the same world: Luxury chickens. This new trend was born in Silicon Valley where people like Scott Vanderlip started running a free, self-guided bycicle tour of chicken coops in the area for hobbyist and fans. His organization, called Tour de Coop is made […]