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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 […]

Buff Orpington: 5 Reasons To Love Them

Buff Orpington: 5 Reasons To Love Them

We’ve mentioned before how Buff Orpingtons are actually one of our favorite breeds! With a sweet and gentle disposition, these large and fluffy chickens are beloved by beginners and experts alike! Here are some of the reasons why you should add a Buff Orpington to your flock, or maybe even have a full flock of […]

Best 5 Chicken Breeds For Small Spaces

Not all of us have giant yards so our chickens can enjoy lots of space to run around. Does that mean we can’t have our very own backyard chickens? Not at all! These chickens would love to be your very own small backyard chickens! Silkies We love Silkies. Their fluffy plumage, their gentle disposition… they […]

Building the Right Sized Chicken Coop

Building the Right Sized Chicken Coop

If you are overwhelmed at the thought of building your first chicken coop, you aren’t alone. It’s essential to build a coop that isn’t too large and isn’t too small for the flock you will be tending. If your coop is too big, your birds may become cold in inclement weather, or they may decide […]

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’s article we are going to focus […]