Category: Chicken Care Tips

3 Ways to Make Raising Chickens Easier on Your Body

3 Easy 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 »

Chicken Nesting Boxes 101

Chicken Nesting Boxes 101

Chickens can be as finicky as Goldilocks when it comes to their nesting boxes. They can’t be too big or too small, too hard or too soft; they need to be just right for your chickens to use them. Finding this perfect middle ground can be difficult, but it’s not impossible.   Here we’ve put… Read more »

Biosecurity for Your Backyard Chickens

Biosecurity for Your Backyard Chickens

“Biosecurity” is not a word we throw around very often, but it’s an important concept to understand when you’re raising backyard chickens. It refers to the steps we take to protect humans and animals from infectious diseases. As we have learned from dealing with the coronavirus, viruses can easily travel from animals to humans, and… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Free Ranging Your Chickens

The Pros and Cons of Free Ranging Your Chickens

There are many reasons why people decide on free ranging their chickens. Birds are often happier and healthier, and as a result, they produce more eggs and are less likely to get sick. However, while there are many reasons to free range, there are also just as many reasons not to. Free ranging requires regular… Read more »

What You Should Know About Mother Hens

What You Should Know About Mother Hens

Mother hens have a lot of responsibility. Once they start laying eggs at about 4-5 months of age, they will spend most of their lives either producing eggs, caring for their chicks, or both. This line of work is nothing to sneeze at, as it takes plenty of energy to raise and protect baby chicks…. Read more »

The Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Raising Backyard Chickens

The Most Common Mistakes When Raising Backyard Chickens

When you begin to raise backyard chickens, you’re bound to make a few mistakes. Nevertheless, for the sake of your flock, you should try your best to avoid these mistakes early on. There are many common mistakes that beginners make when raising backyard chickens, and by being familiar with them, you are more able to… Read more »

4 Factors that Impact Chicken Life Expectancy

4 Factors that Impact Chicken Life Expectancy

Under normal conditions, a chicken’s life expectancy is about 8 years. However, there are a whole host of factors that can impact how long your chickens will live. While predators and diseases are obvious factors, there are other, less obvious factors, that can determine the length of your chicken’s life. Here are just a few: … Read more »

Chicken-Friendly Plants to Feed to Your Flock

Chicken-Friendly Plants to Feed to Your Flock

Does it feel like your chickens are always looking for something to eat? That’s because they almost always are. If your chickens aren’t chowing down on feed in their coop, they’re probably out foraging for plants and insects to snack on in your yard. One way to keep your chickens happy and healthy is by… Read more »

Why Do Roosters Crow?

Why Do Roosters Crow?

The crow of a rooster at sunrise is one of the most well-known phenomena on earth. To some it can be charming, but for others it can be frustrating to lose those extra hours of sleep. However, while we all know that roosters crow in the morning, why, exactly, do they do so? Turns out,… Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide to Owning and Raising Backyard Chickens

A Beginner's Guide to Owning and Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising backyard chickens can be a thrilling and rewarding experience; it can also be a daunting experience. This is especially the case for beginners who may be attracted to the idea of raising backyard chickens but may not know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide to help all beginners get… Read more »