Chickens are popping up everywhere! A small flock can be kept in even an urban backyard but just how much room do chickens need?
It’s a question every chicken owner has to answer at some point – will you add a rooster or have a girls only coop? Rooster are great for more than just providing baby chicks but are they right for you?
Your hen’s egg laying starts to decline after their second birthday, but they can live for up to a decade or more. What are your options for dealing with aging hens and how can you best care for them?
Building a new chicken coop was long overdue, yet required more financing than we had. In true homesteader fashion, we just dove in with what we had. You won’t believe how nice it turned out and how little we spent. Go ahead, try. Then head over and see how we did it.
Chickens are pretty easy to raise, but it IS possible to make some mistakes. Find out what they are ahead of time so you don’t make the same ones.
We had laying hens for a bit before I wondered if it was possible to raise meat chickens and be more self-reliant, even though we live in the city. We experimented by raising a small batch of Cornish Cross. That first batch definitely had its good points and its bad points. All in all I […]