How to Help Your Stubborn Hens Lay Eggs

Hens sometimes go through phases where they will “refuse” to lay eggs for a period of time. This can be incredibly frustrating, especially if you’re raising chickens for the sole purpose of having fresh eggs at home. There are several different reasons that hens might suddenly stop laying eggs and Chickens for Backyards has some… Read more »

Highlighting the Multiple Stages of Growing Chickens

A lot of things change when a chicken goes from a fluffy baby chick to a fully-grown, producing chicken. It is important to know the various stages of growth when it comes to chickens in order to raise them appropriately. Understanding the changes of growth will help you better comprehend the science of these birds… Read more »

Helpful Guidelines for Brooding Chicks

Raising chicks from the moment they’re welcomed into the world can be an incredibly rewarding experience. It can be a lot of fun to see baby chicks hatch and mature into full-grown chickens. During their first three to eight weeks of life, baby chicks need to go through a brooding period during which they’ll need… Read more »

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Top Construction Tips for Building Chicken Coops

Chickens for Backyards can help homeowners and farmers start flocks with healthy birds of the perfect breed. However, if you’re going to start raising chickens, you’re eventually going to need a chicken coop in order to do so. Having a chicken coop is an excellent way to get a healthy inventory of dependable and delicious… Read more »

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The CDC Says People With Egg Allergies Can Now Get Flu Shots

Have you been putting off getting a flu shot this year? If you have an egg allergy, you may have heard that it’s not safe to receive your seasonal flu shot. That’s because flu vaccines are manufactured in a process using chicken eggs, which leaves trace amounts of the protein ovalbumin in the vaccine. Until… Read more »

Poultry Scientists are Using AI to Decode Chicken Speech

One of the first things you’re likely to learn when you raise a flock of chickens is that these birds are uniquely vocal creatures. Chickens are highly social animals that use a wide array of vocalizations to communicate with one another. From loud predator alarms to soft clucking sounds, researchers have cataloged at least 24… Read more »

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Ways to Keep Your Chickens Warm Throughout the Winter

Even with their heavy plumage, chickens can get pretty chilly during the winter. To keep your flock happy, healthy and comfortable, it’s important to make sure their coop is equipped to keep them warm even on the coldest days of the year. Today we’ll look at a few ways to ensure your flock stays warm… Read more »

Find Blood Spots in an Egg? Don’t Panic Just Yet!

When you first start raising chickens, you may notice that the eggs you retrieve from your hens aren’t quite as uniform as the ones you’re used to buying in a grocery store. That’s because commercially-sold eggs are inspected and sorted before they’re shipped to ensure all the eggs in a carton appear roughly the same…. Read more »

WHO Asks Farms to Stop Using Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock

Since the therapeutic benefits of penicillin were first identified in the early 20th century, antibiotic treatments have quite literally revolutionized modern medicine. But despite their many benefits, there are public health risks associated with the unregulated use of antibiotics as well. These days, antibiotics aren’t just used to treat existing illnesses; they’re used to prevent… Read more »