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?
We’ll take a look at 10 common laying issues chicken owners may run across, along with possible explanations–including double yolked eggs, very tiny eggs, wrinkled eggs, and thin-shelled eggs.
Unfortunately, when you keep animals in the great outdoors, you don’t have as much control as you do with your indoor pets. Wild birds roost in your trees or swoop down to forage in your grass with the flock, rodents or squirrels visit the coop while your birds are out free ranging. It’s just a […]