Category Archives: Tips

When it comes to my baby chick order, what is drop shipping?

As the annual live chick ordering frenzy ramps up into full gear during the spring months, you may have seen what is sometimes considered a dirty word/term in the backyard chickens and hatchery world – “drop shipping”. What is drop shipping when it comes to live chickens, ducks, geese, game birds, etc.? The term “drop ship” means […]

6 Ways to Keep Your Chicken’s Water Clean

A chicken prepares to drink clean water from a water dish in a chicken coop surrounded by wire fencing in backyard

Chickens are delightful pets to watch, care for, and spend time with. While your chickens may be happy to see you, they can effectively keep each other company if you don’t have time to hang out, and they produce a sometimes unseemly number of eggs. Unfortunately, they’re also somewhat untidy creatures and take a reasonable […]

Essential Winterizing Tips for your Chicken Coop

Two chickens standing on their ramp exiting their coop deciding to go into the snow

The seasons are changing! As your chickens delight in scratching through drifts of colorful autumn leaves, happily snacking on insects and worms, you’re likely cleaning your gutters and performing all the usual pre-winter rituals involved in caring for your home. How about your chicken coop? Is your poultry palace ready for the shorter days and […]

The Ten Coolest Backyard Chicken People to Follow on Instagram

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They say that pets become like their owners, and owners become like their pets. This juxtaposition is readily apparent between the adventurous backyard farmer and her or his flock of chickens. This is evident when you see the social nature of both hens and backyard chicken owners on Instagram. In case you were unaware, chickens […]

Amazon Prime Day Deals for Chicken Owners

We went through the hundreds of products on sale for Amazon Prime Day and found the ones that are most helpful to chicken owners. They’re mostly related to pest control – rodents, insects, and even larger predators. Check it out!

Brooder Temperature: It’s More Than Just A Number

Brooder Temperature

Brooder temperature is the most important element that you need to monitor to ensure young chick survival. However, there are many ways control brooder temperature and baby chick comfort.

Free Range Chickens, Pasture-Raised, Cage Free?

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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!

All Cooped Up: Finding the Right Chicken Coop

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A brief guide on what you should expect to build or look for when either shopping for or constructing a chicken coop for your backyard chicken flock.