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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As we all know having a luxury chicken as a status symbol isn’t a privilege of the elite of Silicon Valley anymore. However, which breeds are the ones that they like the most? You may be surprised to find out that they like some of your favorites! Leghorn Why Silicon Valley likes them: Easy to […]
We all know ducks are amazing pets and hatching their eggs can be quite exciting and a wonderful experience –if done right. There’s nothing like seeing those little beaks break open the eggs and witnessing a beautiful little duck take their first steps into the world. So how do you hatch duck eggs? Here’s everything […]
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 […]
So you want to start raising chickens. Maybe it’s because of the smaller environmental footprint, maybe you just want amazing eggs in the morning, but where do you start? With all the information available on the web, it can be a bit confusing to know how to start raising chickens, so we decided to tell […]
Understanding “Chicken History” can actually really come in handy when it comes to truly understanding what makes these little guys tick.
Raising a poultry flock takes a lot of thinking prior to starting out. There’s many things to consider and prepare for when raising a flock.
Raising a fence free flock may leave you open to certain complications, but with the right foresight, it’s completely possible to do!