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 […]
We’ve talked before about all the positives of having your very own backyard chicken eggs; they’re delicious, fresh, organic and, to some degree, even free. But what about nutritious? Are backyard chicken eggs healthier or are they just more delicious? Let’s find out! Healthier Environment Eggs from backyard chickens (or any free-range, pasture raised chicken) […]
When we think of protecting our hens we rarely think of dogs. Some of the first defensive strategies to protect your hens from potential predators is often chicken wire, automatic coop doors, secure coops and, sometimes, even a rooster. However, we know that Roosters are sometimes a little bit noisy and aggressive. Also our secure […]
If you like chickens you’ve probably seen the video of the giant chicken listed at the end of this post. But what are Brahma Chickens? Are they a good breed? Origin The Brahma originated in America crossing large chickens imported from China. The original large birds were probably from Shanghai. Once the breed was […]
One of the most enjoyable ways to interact with a flock of chickens is to feed them treats. The enthusiasm of hens pursuing a special meal or a few bites of fruit is amusing enough even if you don’t tie it to a rope and hang it from a tree branch for the chickens to […]
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 […]
Funny chicken t-shirts are all the rage right now. Something about advertising the fact that you’re a little crazy when it comes to your flock is pretty funny. However, letting the world know that you have chickens, ducks, geese, or guinea fowl also can mean a lot more. For example, you may be letting people […]
Many people don’t know what free range chickens truly are. Read more to find out what this and other labels truly mean to your food and animals!
Keeping chickens cool in the summertime can be hard but it is important. Read more to learn how to keep your flock relaxed and hydrated in hotter temps!
Warning: Not all chicken combs are created equal. Learn about all the different crazy types of chicken combs right here on eFowl.com. The comb is in!
Learn more about how the Cochin chicken’s arrival to Britain and the United States set the poultry farming on fire and sparked a worldwide poultry frenzy.
Learn the basics on battling the inevitable bumblefoot. Though it’s not usually a life threatening infection, you should be prepared to treat it!