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The 5 Best Breeds For Free Range

The 5 Best Breeds For Free Range

Free-ranging your chickens is great. They’ll get to exercise and experience life the most natural way possible. However not every breed is great for free-range. Most breeds are developed exclusively for their confinement tolerance in order to have the most amount of chickens possible in the least amount of space. Then there are predators. Although […]

Silkies: 5 Reasons To Love Them

Silkies: 5 Reasons To Love Them

Silkies are often described as the “chicken lap dog”. They’re small, incredibly friendly and, although they aren’t the best egg layers, Silkies will raise their chicks for them! Here’s why we love the Silkie breed and why you should love them to: The Friendliest Chicken The first question everyone has when seeing a Silkie is […]

The Top 4 Pet Chicken Breeds

The Top 4 Pet Chicken Breeds

Pet Chicken Craze Raising chickens and ducks is becoming an increasingly popular hobby in the United States.  However, many people who want to start having their own pet chicken or flock have no idea where to start in choosing their breed. Breeding chickens has been a pursuit of lots of devoted farmers and bird enthusiasts […]

21 Fun Chicken Facts You Probably Didn’t Know!

21 Fun Chicken Facts You Probably Didn't Know!

Whether or not you have backyard chickens these fun chicken facts will definitely amaze you! There are more chickens than people in the world. There are in fact 3 chickens per every man, woman and child. That’s over 25 billion chickens, more than any other bird in the world! Chickens can recognize over 100 faces, […]

7 Unique Chicken Ornaments

We wanted to include these in our list of perfect chicken gifts but we found so many that we decided they deserved their own list. Check the most amazing ornaments in Amazon below! Chicken Pot Pie Merge your geeky and chicken loving sides with this funny ornament! Image printed on both sides of this ceramic […]

Should You Force A Molt?

Should you force a molt

Your chickens start their natural molt around autumn. It’s a very beneficial stage for them where they stop laying eggs, shed their feathers and get ready for the cold. Once they’re ready, they will continue laying eggs. But what if, during the year they’re not laying as many eggs as normal? Should you force a […]

How (And When) To Mate Your Chickens

how and when to mate chickens

Whether you want to sell some chicks or simply have a sustainable flock, you need to know how to mate chickens. Helping with the process can not only be rewarding to you; it can be highly interesting and educational to your kids too! They’ll quickly go from seeing chickens mate to seeing cute little chicks […]

4 Ways to Keep Chickens Warm This Winter

Winter can be a difficult time of year for both chickens and their flock keepers. What with frozen water, billowing wind and snow; it can really be a miserable time. Perhaps one of the most difficult things during winter is the warm; or lack of it! So in today‚Äôs article we are going to focus […]

6 Items Your Coop Needs This Winter

During the winter it’s specially crucial to keep your coop warm and safe. To make it easier here are our top 6 items to get your coop ready for the winter! Cheap, effective and reusable insulation The most basic thing your coop needs! This insulation is cheap, effective and moisture-resistant. It’s easy to cut and […]

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 […]

5 Chickens That Lay Unique Colored Eggs (That Aren’t Easter Eggers!)

5 chickens that lay unique eggs

When you picture eggs, what color are they? White? If you do, you’re not the only one. White eggs are common everywhere but that doesn’t mean they should be common in your coop! Specially if you’re planning on selling them. If you want to get more for your eggs, nothing says “fresh 100% organic eggs” […]

Top 7 Fancy Ornamental Chickens

Top 7 fancy chicken breeds

Whether you want to start with some more fancy chickens or simply add some color to your flock, you need to know about ornamental chickens. Ornamental chickens, or show chicken breeds, are the chickens that are raised not because of their meat or egg production but because of their fancy appearance. They’re typically more high-maintenance […]