Tag Archives: backyard 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 […]

Essential Winterizing Tips for your Chicken Coop

Two chickens standing on their ramp exiting their coop deciding to go into the snow

The seasons are changing! As your chickens delight in scratching through drifts of colorful autumn leaves, happily snacking on insects and worms, you’re likely cleaning your gutters and performing all the usual pre-winter rituals involved in caring for your home. How about your chicken coop? Is your poultry palace ready for the shorter days and […]

Uncommon Chicken Eggs and Laying Patterns in Your Flock

weird chicken eggs

There really isn’t anything uncommon about uncommon looking eggs. Weird chicken eggs can be normal, or sometimes not, it’s up to you to know!

10 Coop Additions Your Flock Will Love

coop additions

Chickens and other backyard fowl don’t need much. Just make sure they have a clean and safe space with plenty of food and water and they’ll be happy.

Summer Solutions for Poultry Pests and Heat

winter

While the summer means fun in the sun, it does introduce new things like poultry pests and rising temperatures that can make make your flock uncomfortable.

Gardening is for the Birds: Hiring Ducks, Geese, Chickens and Guineas

gardening

If you have chickens on your farm, you may be surprised to learn that these guys, along with chickens, guineas and more, have quite the green thumb as well.

How to Choose the Right Chicken Coop

Choosing a chicken coop

With so many options, choosing a chicken coop can be stressful. Luckily, if you know your flock, it shouldn’t be that difficult to understand what’s best!

Keeping Musts for Spring – and Debunking the Other “S” Word

spring cleaning

Crisp mornings and warm sun. Longer days, daffodils and singing birds mean that spring has finally returned to work. It also means it’s time to clean!

Just What is a Chicken? And Why This Really Matters

chicken history

Understanding “Chicken History” can actually really come in handy when it comes to truly understanding what makes these little guys tick.