Category: Chicken Care Tips

Backyard Chicken Myths Debunked: Common Misconceptions about Poultry Raising

Free range French blue copper Maran hen walking in the yard during a snow storm.

As more and more people begin to raise backyard chickens, there will be a lot of information floating around about the business of raising poultry. Unfortunately, some of this information is straight-out false. Here, we will dispel some of the most common misconceptions and myths about raising backyard chicks. Myth: You need a rooster for… Read more »

5 Fun Activities to Teach Kids about Backyard Chickens

Happy little girl feeding chickens in farm.

Introducing kids to the wonders of backyard chickens offers a unique opportunity for them to learn valuable lessons about nature, responsibility, and sustainability. Not only that, but parents can foster a love for animals and the environment while creating lasting memories. Nevertheless, you still want to make it fun. That’s why we’ve collected some of… Read more »

Permaculture Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture Chicken Keeping

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Permaculture is a holistic approach to designing sustainable systems. It allows you to get more out of your flock and garden with less work and less resources. One of the key elements in permaculture is integrating animals into the ecosystem to create a harmonious and self-sustaining environment. When it comes to poultry, chickens stand out… Read more »

What Is Permaculture?

Close up of African child hands planting vegetables in soil

Whether you’re raising only backyard chickens or you have entire farm operation going on, you’ll want to use sustainable practices. There are many ways of doing this, but the more you research, the more you’ll start seeing the term “permaculture.” But what, exactly, do people mean by this? Permaculture is a portmanteau of permanent agriculture… Read more »

Sustainable Practices for Raising Backyard Chickens

Free range organic chickens poultry in a country farm

In today’s world, it’s becoming increasingly important to live sustainably. As someone raising a backyard flock, then, you will want to find ways to raise your backyard chickens sustainably. But how can you do that? Here, we provide some sustainable practices you can use for raising backyard chickens. Why Use Sustainable Practices? Before we get… Read more »

How to Raise Backyard Chickens in Urban and Suburban Environments

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Too often, people think that raising chickens is something you can only do out in the country. However, you can get the rewards of raising backyard chickens in urban and suburban environments, as well. But don’t think you can use the same techniques in a rural environment as you can in a city or suburb…. Read more »

What Are Lash Eggs?

flock of chickens in backyard

Every backyard chicken owner knows that some strange things can happen with their flock. One of those are lash eggs. These types of eggs aren’t pretty to look at, and when you first see them, you may not know what to do next. Here, we explain everything you need to know about lash eggs and… Read more »

Chicken Boredom Busters: How to Keep Your Flock Entertained in the Winter

rooster walking in the snow

Have you ever been stuck inside for days, bored out of your mind? Well, that’s how your chickens feel in the winter. It’s normal for chickens to get bored during the winter, especially if they’re stuck inside the coop due to bad weather. However, if they get too bored for too long, they’ll start to… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Dust Baths

Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Dust Baths

Have you ever stepped outside and seen your chickens rolling around in the dirt? This is your chicken taking a dust bath. While it may look odd, there are actually specific reasons why your chickens take dust baths. What are dust baths? A dust bath is at it seems—it’s when chickens flop and roll around… Read more »

4 Reasons to Consider Getting Chicken Pullets

silkie chickens in garden

When starting a backyard flock, many people buy chicks and raise them into full-grown adult chickens. While this is an excellent way to start your backyard flock, it’s not the only way. You can also buy pullets. Chicken pullets are female chickens under one year of age. They’re typically 6-9 weeks old when they’re shipped,… Read more »