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The Pecking Order: Everything You Need To Know

The Pecking Order: Everything You Need To Know

We’ve all heard the term “pecking order” usually applied to competitive environments such as the workplace or even society. As such we tend to have an idea of what that means with humans. But what about your chickens? The pecking order is the most basic form of hierarchy in your flock. In there, the earliest […]

How To Keep Chickens Cool This Summer

How To Keep Chickens Cool This Summer

With the summers getting hotter and hotter every year, the heat can be dangerous to your birds since they haven’t been bred to endure such high temperatures. You can of course get heat-hardy chickens but if you have chickens that endure the cold well, you’ll need to take extra precaution. So how can you keep […]

Rhode Island Reds: 5 Reasons To Love Them

Rhode Island Reds 5 Reasons To Love Them

Rhode Island Reds are incredibly versatile, hardy and even historically important! But, are they for you? Here are some of the reasons why we love the Rhode Island Reds (and whites!) and why you should love them too. Egg Production Rhode Island Reds lay many, many large brown eggs! In fact they made the list […]

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 […]