Tag: Chicken Care Tips

How to Get Your Children Involved in Taking Care of Backyard Chickens

Three kids of varying ages feed a group of chickens

Introducing backyard chickens into your family can be more than just an addition to your home—it can be an enriching experience for your children as well. Teaching kids to care for animals fosters responsibility, empathy, and a connection to nature. Here’s how you can transform chicken care from a chore into a fun and educational… Read more »

How Baby Chicks Will Change as They Grow into Adult Chickens

White Leghorn chick

Raising chickens from baby chicks is one of the most rewarding experiences a backyard poultry keeper can have. Watching these tiny, fluffy balls of energy grow into full-sized hens and roosters is not just fascinating; it’s educational. However, as they grow, chicks undergo several changes, not just in size but in their behavior, dietary needs,… Read more »

How to Support Your Chickens in the Extreme Cold

Two chickens standing the snow

In the coldest of winter months, it’s easy to begin to worry about the well-being of our feathered backyard friends. Chickens are surprisingly resilient creatures, well-equipped by nature to withstand cooler temperatures. However, as a caring chicken owner, you can take steps to ensure they stay comfortable and healthy through the winter. Let’s explore how… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for Backyard Chicken Owners

As we bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new, it’s a time for reflection and setting goals. As a backyard chicken owner, your flock’s health and happiness are likely at the top of your priority list. So, why not make some New Year’s resolutions to become an even better poultry parent? Here… Read more »

Highlighting the Best Herbs for Your Chickens

fresh herbs hanging on a rope

Coming up with the best diet for your specific chickens sometimes requires trial and error, but one thing is certain: one of the best snacks for chickens is herbs. Not all herbs are appropriate for chickens, so Chickens for Backyards has created a guide on which herbs are best. Mint Who doesn’t love some fresh… Read more »