The backyard chicken coop has become the symbol of the modern homesteader. There is something special about adding that coop to your garden farm and collecting healthy backyard eggs. But there are 5 mistakes with the backyard chicken coop I see repeated often, even though they are easy to remedy. So I decided it was […]
You are standing in the feed store starting at all the adorable fluffy chicks, wondering how many you should bring home. There’s room for a couple extra in your coop, right? Right??!? Or maybe you already have a flock. But this year they aren’t laying as much as they used to, and you’re thinking about […]
This is one of those questions that long time chicken keepers all have strong opinions on. Should you worm your chickens regularly or should you rely on dietary supplements to keep them healthy? In the end, it’s a question that every flock owner needs to answer for themselves based on their on their own personal […]
Crazy chicken lady? Who me? Ok, yeah, I can’t deny it. I am a crazy chicken lady. I have been keeping a backyard chicken flock for several years now. I can’t imagine going out to my garden and not seeing my lovely ladies or hearing their egg song each day. Not to mention I love […]
As more people become concerned with where there food is coming from, backyard chickens have been exploding in popularity. We started raising our own chickens after watching the documentary Food, Inc. Needless to say it changed our lives and the way we look at our food.. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. […]
Most people get into chicken keeping lured in by the promise of fresh eggs (then they discover there is more to love than just eggs)! So how can you ensure you make the most of your backyard egg makers?