Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Dust Baths

Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Dust Baths

Have you ever stepped outside and seen your chickens rolling around in the dirt? This is your chicken taking a dust bath. While it may look odd, there are actually specific reasons why your chickens take dust baths. What are dust baths? A dust bath is at it seems—it’s when chickens flop and roll around… Read more »

How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Chicken Coop

How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Chicken Coop

Whether you live in the city or in the country, your chicken coop can become a magnet for rats and mice. If you don’t take care of the problem, then your chickens could fall prey to diseases and rats could become predatory, killing adult and young chicks for food. In order to prevent this, take… Read more »

How to Take Care of Your Chickens During the Winter

How to Take Care of Your Chickens During the Winter

Wintertime can bring a whole host of challenges, especially if you’re a chicken owner. While some chickens are built to withstand the cold, all chickens will still need some protection. As such, you’ll need to take extra precautions in order to keep your chickens happy and healthy throughout the tough winter season. Keep them warm… Read more »

How to Keep Your Chickens Out of Your Garden

How to Keep Your Chickens Out of Your Garden

A common challenge that many people who raise backyard chickens struggle with is keeping their chickens out of their garden. One day your garden may be fine, but the next you find it trampled and eaten. While some people just decide to get rid of their garden, there are ways for your chickens and your… Read more »

How Much Room Your Chickens Need

How Much Room Your Chickens Need

Whether you live in the city or in the country, if you’re planning on raising backyard chickens you first need to make sure you have the adequate space for them. While chickens don’t need an entire field to roam in, they do need some space in order to leave healthy and happy lives. In that… Read more »

How to Store Freshly Laid Eggs

How to Store Freshly Laid Eggs

Part of the joy of having backyard chickens is having fresh eggs. While it’s great to take those eggs and use them that very morning, what do you do if you want to use them at a later date? Here we go through everything you need to know in order to properly store your chickens’… Read more »

4 Facts About the Silver Laced Wyandotte

4 Facts About the Silver Laced Wyandotte

The Silver Laced Wyandotte is a popular breed of chicken, and for good reason. Originating in Upstate New York back in the 1870s, the Silver Laced Wyandotte was bred to be both productive and aesthetically appealing. It’s versatility makes it an excellent choice for your farm or backyard flock, but there’s more to this breed… Read more »

What is a Broody Hen and How Do You Handle It?

What is a Broody Hen and How Do You Handle It?

If your hen doesn’t leave her nesting box and she hisses at you as you get near, then this is a sign of a broody hen. If you’re wanting your flock to reproduce, this may be a good sign, but if you’re trying to collect unfertilized eggs, it can cause trouble. But how do you… Read more »

How to Treat and Prevent Coccidiosis in Chickens

How to Treat and Prevent Coccidiosis in Chickens

Coccidiosis is a common disease found in backyard chickens. It’s an intestinal disease that occurs as a result of your chicken ingesting protozoa (specifically those of the genus Eimeria), that is, a microscopic parasitic organism that latches onto the lining of a chicken’s gut, causing it to bleed. It can be potentially fatal to your… Read more »

How to Strengthen Your Chickens' Eggshells

How to Strengthen Your Chickens’ Eggs

There’s nothing quite like using fresh eggs in your kitchens. It’s one of the reasons why people start raising backyard chickens in the first place. However, as you’re collecting the most recent batch of eggs, you may notice some of them have softer shells (some may even be shell-less). There are a number of different… Read more »