For the past couple decades, chickens have been growing in popularity as people become more interested in knowing where their food comes from, and the desire to live a more natural lifestyle. But they are more than just egg factories, they make excellent pets!
Summer heat is just around the corner! It is exciting for humans, but for your chickens it could be deadly. Chickens can withstand the cold much easier than they can handle extreme heat. When temperatures get into the 80s, you should keep an eye on your flock and begin to use the tips below to […]
I love baby chicks! We’ve not had any in a few years and our old gals are getting to be 10 years old. Wow how time flies! I bought some chicks a couple years ago but our little outdoor dog ended that really quickly. So this year we had a plan, build a Chicken Coop […]
Our latest chicken coop is a hoop house style made from an old greenhouse frame, with hog panel sides and salvaged tin for the front and back wall. We wrap it in 9 mil plastic for weather proofing. There are pros and cons to this type of chicken house, including maintenance, predator management, and the […]
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 […]