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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!

An American Classic: The Rhode Island Red

rhode island red chicken

The Rhode Island Red Chicken came about in the same Frankenstein-ish type of way that has given birth to so many other popular heritage chicken breeds.

Barred Plymouth Rock Will Rock Your Flock

barred plymouth rock

Since it was first accepted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874, the Barred Plymouth Rock has been one of America’s favorite backyard breeds.

Summer Solutions for Poultry Pests and Heat

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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.

Raising Those Little Darlings

laying hen

Raising chickens is like raising children… okay maybe not exactly. Nevertheless, these guys will need your love, care, and nurturing.

Raising Multiple Species in Your Backyard Flock

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Raising a farm doesn’t have to just be one type of animal. Having multiple species in your backyard flock can diversify what you get out of them!