Whether you mail order baby chicks or buy them from a local feed store be sure you are prepared. Baby chicks need a brooder ready for their arrival. A brooder is simply a container/box or blocked off area that will house the baby chicks for the first several weeks of their life. A brooder can […]
Once your chickens have grown and thrived in the brooder it is time for them to go out to their permanent home. By this point they have gotten too big for the brooder box and luckily they can tolerate the outside temperatures if fully feathered. A chicken coop can be just about anything. Most people […]
Pasty Butt is a condition that may affect very young chicks. If you raise chickens, you may never have to deal with it, but you should be aware of what it is and what to do about it if it happens. Also known as “pasting up,” Pasty Butt happens when the vent (the area right […]
Chicken math is real! You start with just a few chickens and next thing you know you have 20! That many chickens can really start running up an expensive feed bill. With these 5 simple tips, you can cut your chicken feed bill in as much as half! Which means double the chickens, right?
If you are just getting started with chickens, it can be super confusing. There are so many foreign terms; straight run, pullets, brooder. What the heck do they all mean? Check out this article to get the low down on all the chicken terminology you need to know if you are just getting started with […]
Chickens are often the first livestock to be added to a homestead and have been laughingly referred to as the gateway livestock. However the benefits of adding a flock of chickens to your backyard, homestead, or beginning farm, are no laughing matter. Chickens bring some serious good ju-ju with them and open the door to […]