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 […]
There are advantages and disadvantages to raising heritage breed meat chickens instead of the popular Cornish Cross broilers. There were some things I definitely preferred about raising the heritage breed over the cornish cross but there were also some drawbacks.
When people think about backyard chickens, usually they imagine keeping them in a coop and run enclosure. There can be a lot of benefits to that set up, such as meeting code requirements, or protecting your birds against predators. However, there are some real benefits to letting your hens graze on their own private urban […]
Do you have chickens in your urban backyard? Thinking about getting some? Learn to use them for all sorts of garden projects, not just laying eggs. Read how to keep your hens healthy, housed and happy!