Category: Chicken Care Tips

Chicken Predators: Understanding the Snake

Every chicken owner should be aware of possible predators that threaten livestock. As previously discussed on our blog, understanding which animals might prey on your chickens can better prepare you to ensure the safety and security of your property and your chickens. At Chickens for Backyards, we strive to inform chicken owners about possible predators,… Read more »

Chicken Predators: Understanding the Cat

Of all the predators that chickens face, cats pose as a unique threat. For one, they’re a common house pet, and it doesn’t matter if they’re domesticated—their hunting instincts are innate and will come out no matter what. Secondly, they’re all over the United States, living as barn cats to stray cats to outdoor cats…. Read more »

How to Protect Your Chickens from Bobcats

While we all recognize that chickens are incredible livestock. It’s important to keep in mind how vulnerable they are as well. Predators of all shapes and sizes target chickens, and we’ve spent a fair amount of time on this blog, detailing the many animals that fall into this category. Today, we’re here to discuss another… Read more »

Chicken Predators: Understanding the Badger

There are a lot of critters out there who are classified as chicken predators, even some that you might never expect. Chickens for Backyards can help you identify potential predators that might be after your chickens such as badgers. Badgers are found throughout the United States, making them a threat to chickens virtually anywhere. They… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Benefits of Vaccinating Chickens (Let Us Handle It!)

Silver Laced Wyandotte Chicken

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 »

World No Tobacco Day: Help Eliminate Chicken Illness

Olive Egger Chickens

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 »

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 »