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 […]
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 […]
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!
Find answers to some of the most common and frequently asked questions those raising backyard chickens and other poultry are asking.
Yes, of course you should free range your chicken flock if you can! Free range chickens will be happier, healthier hens with strong immune systems!
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.
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.
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 chickens is like raising children… okay maybe not exactly. Nevertheless, these guys will need your love, care, and nurturing.
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!
The practice of raising chickens on a small-scale farm is not new. Backyard chickens have been kept for their benefits and beauty for many many years!