Raising backyard chickens to gather your own healthy eggs is rewarding and rather easy as long as you educate yourself on some basics before you begin. For instance, where does one get baby chicks? Is it better to mail order from a hatchery or buy from a local feed store? What is a straight run […]
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 […]
The newly released book, Gardening with Chickens, by Lisa Steele combines my two favorite hobbies. It blends chicken keeping with gardening in an original and purposeful way that will open up your eyes to new possibilities. If you are looking to raise a healthy flock, this book covers gardening for optimal egg production, edibles to […]
Chickens are fascinating creatures! They have complex little social lives which is part of what makes them so fun to watch, but they also have some fascinating physical characteristics too. Check out some of these interesting chicken eye facts!
It’s enough to stop the heart of any new chicken owner. Your chicken is rolling on the ground, twitching and kicking. Is she having a seizure? Is she injured? You run over to her only to have her hop up and look at you confused about all the commotion. So what is all the weird […]
Flies in the coop is something that everyone with chickens deals with. What most of us want is a natural way to keep flies in the coop to a minimum. And I am here to tell you that not all natural fly control works…but some do! Here in the Phoenix summers flies in the coop […]