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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 […]

Top 7 Fancy Ornamental Chickens

Top 7 fancy chicken breeds

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 […]

Top 5 Friendliest Chickens (Great For Kids!)

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 […]

Can You Go Through This List Without Upgrading Your Coop?

We’ve seen a lot of upgrades for your coop that are great and others not so much. These are our favorite five upgrades for you and your backyard chickens, along with the links for you to get them! Solar Powered Predator Deterrent It takes just one lost chicken due to predators to break your heart. […]

The 7 Silicon Valley’s Favorite Chicken Breeds

luxury chicken breeds

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 people like them: Easy to take […]

5 Steps to Picking Your First Chicken

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 […]

How To Start Raising Chickens

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 […]

11 Fast DIY Treats for Your Backyard Chickens

Woman feeding chicken treats in her backyard.

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 […]

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 […]

Wintertime Flock Nutrition

Wintertime Flock Nutrition. Feeding a Barred Rock hen by hand in winter.

Ah, ’tis the season…to chow down on every carb that’s not nailed down! Humans store energy during cold weather, but chickens actually crave more protein in their diet to get them through winter. While you’re shopping to stock up on pasta, grains and delicious baked goods, what kinds of feed and supplement are on your […]

How to Brood Baby Chicks

Jumbo Cornish Cross Chickens for Sale

Learn about brooding baby chicks in a fun and simple way geared towards first-time raisers or anyone looking to learn how to breed newborn baby chicks!