The Different Types of Chicken Feeders

The Different Types of Chicken Feeders

Chickens are not picky eaters. You could dump feed on the ground or store it in a special automatic chicken feeder, and still, they would eat it. Even so, while our chickens may not be fussy, we need to be fussy for them. Properly storing your chickens’ feed can keep coops clean and prevent rats from getting… Read more »

What to Do with Extra Eggs from Your Backyard Chickens?

What to Do with Extra Eggs from Your Backyard Chickens

One of the joys of raising backyard chickens is having a fresh supply of eggs each morning. But what do you do when that supply gets too big? While you can store eggs to use later, you will still be getting more and more of them as time goes on. If you don’t want your eggs to… Read more »

Automatic vs. Manual Chicken Coop Doors

Automatic vs. Manual Chicken Coop Doors

You’re settling down into bed, ready to close your eyes for sleep. Then, a thought runs through your head: Did you close the chicken coop door? Panicked, you jump out of bed, run out into the darkness, do a headcount, and then quickly shut the coop door closed. You return to bed, relieved but exhausted…. Read more »

Using a Rain Barrel System for Your Backyard Chicken Coop

Using a Rain Barrel System for Your Backyard Chicken Coop

Perhaps one of the most burdensome chores as an owner of backyard chickens is carrying water to the coop. After all, lugging water around is never easy, and the coops are often a good distance away from any water source. A great solution to this problem, though, is a rain barrel system. This is where… Read more »

What to Do About a Loud Rooster

What to Do About a Loud Rooster

Roosters can bring many benefits to your backyard flock. They can protect your hens from predators while also allowing you to hatch your own eggs. However, there is one drawback: the noise. Roosters love to crow, but that crowing can get out of hand. So, what are you supposed to do? Here we provide some… Read more »

5 Ways to Raise Chickens Around Children

5 Ways to Raise Chickens Around Children

Raising backyard chickens is something that all people, of all ages, can enjoy. Children especially can get so much out of raising chickens, with hens often becoming close companions. However, as fun as it can be for children to interact and raise backyard chickens, there are risks involved. Chickens are animals, after all, and our… Read more »

How to Make Your Dogs and Chickens Get Along

How to Make Your Dogs and Chickens Get Along

Many people who want to get into raising backyard chickens often hesitate for one reason: their dogs. Dogs and chickens aren’t known to be compatible species, but if dogs and cats can live together, so too can dogs and chickens. With a little training and some care, you can get your dogs and chickens to… Read more »

How to Prepare for Your Baby Chicks

How to Prepare for Your Baby Chicks

When you first start raising backyard chickens, you’ll likely begin with a small flock of baby chicks. As adorable as these baby chicks may be, they require a lot of care and maintenance in order to grow into full-fledged adults. To do this, you need to be well-prepared for your chicks in the weeks prior… Read more »

How Much Heats Do Baby Chicks Need?

How Much Heat Do Baby Chicks Need?

In their first few weeks of life, baby chicks are unable to control their own body temperature. When they’re raised by hens, then their mothers will work to keep them warm. For backyard flocks, however, chicks are often kept in a brooder which needs to be properly heated by an infra-red heat lamp.   The… Read more »

3 Easy Ways to Make Raising Chickens Easier on Your Body

3 Ways to Make Raising Chickens Easier on Your Body

Raising chickens is not easy work. It requires a lot of heavy lifting—literally—that can take its toll on your body. It’s not uncommon for people to wake up with sore muscles or an aching back, but you certainly don’t want this to become a regular occurrence. After all, taking care of yourself is just as… Read more »