Chicken Predators: Understanding the Coyote

When it comes to raising chickens, there is a lot of work that goes into the endeavor. You have to keep them happy, healthy, and protected. As far as threats come, there can be a lot to watch out for, and that includes environmental pressures, illnesses, and threats that come in the form of predators… Read more »

Chicken Predators: Understanding the Skunk

We like to think we’re the only ones watching out for our chickens and that once they’re on our property; it’s just us and them. Unfortunately, there are many animals in the wild that are just waiting for a moment to strike at chickens, especially skunks. It takes smart planning to protect your chickens from… Read more »

Help Your Chickens Handle the Heat

The large majority of the United States has experienced a massive heat wave over the course of the last few weeks. As an animal owner, extreme temperatures can be worrisome. If you’re hot, it’s highly likely that your animals are too, chickens included. Fortunately, there are easy changes you can make to help cool your… Read more »

Easy Treat Ideas for Your Chickens

Many chickens enjoy being spoiled, and luckily, there are easy ways to spoil your chickens in a healthy way. Like many other animals, chickens will recognize love when it is shown to them, especially when it comes to things like feeding. One of the easiest ways to establish a relationship with your chickens is to… Read more »

Tips on Keeping Your Coop Clean

If you’re thinking about purchasing chickens, it’s important to make sure that you have an appropriate shelter for them such as a chicken coop. A coop will provide your chickens with protection from the elements and predators, allowing them to get the rest they need. If a chicken coop is home to your chicken flock,… Read more »

Happy Father’s Day: Celebrating Roosters

Female chickens, often referred to as hens, play an important role in the growth and development of their baby chicks. But they don’t do it alone! Male chickens, which are called roosters, also take on a lot of responsibility. From protecting the hens to seeking out food for others, male chickens play a prominent role… Read more »

Silver Laced Wyandotte Chicken

Benefits of Vaccinating Chickens (Let Us Handle It!)

If you’re planning on adding chickens into your backyard coop or welcoming them into your farm family, you should strongly consider vaccinating them first. There are a wide range of vaccinations available for chicks that are designed to protect them from serious diseases. Some diseases that chickens are likely to catch without a vaccination include… Read more »

Olive Egger Chickens

World No Tobacco Day: Help Eliminate Chicken Illness

Thursday, May 31st is World No Tobacco Day– an important cause for all health-conscious people. Each year, the World Health Organization highlights the effects of tobacco such as how it threatens the development of nations and harms the public.  However, many are unaware of the effect that tobacco has on chickens. Cigarettes have long been… Read more »

Better Understanding Mother Hens

Hens, which are chickens that are 1 year old or older, have a lot of responsibility to take on once they start laying eggs. From producing eggs and laying them to caring for their baby chicks and protecting them from predators, they take on a big role as they mature. To celebrate Mother’s Day, check… Read more »

The Meaning Behind Different Colored Chicken Eggs

When you purchase a dozen eggs from the grocery store, all of the eggs are typically the same color. You might get a dozen white eggs or a dozen brown in your carton. But when you take a look at the eggs that are laid by your personal chickens, you will notice that they are… Read more »