When choosing a heat source for our chicks brooder, most of us go right for the familiar heat lamp. It might be the easiest, but is that the best choice? I compare 4 types of heat sources looking at cost, convenience, upkeep, flexibility and safety. What I found might surprise you!
Keeping chickens in serious winter conditions is possible in many different ways. And it is rewarding! 4 Local chicken keepers in Alberta, Canada share how they keep chickens in serious cold weather. All 4 have different methods but do it successfully. Even if your winters are not as cold, you will not want to miss […]
Are you getting chicks for the first time? Make sure you know what you need and have everything prepared before they arrive.
Are you a chicken owner that has noticed one of your chickens isn’t acting quite right? I have been keeping chickens for over 8 years and have had 6 flocks give or take a few here and there. The one thing you can count on is that you will run into a hen that will […]
We love using materials that would otherwise go into the dumpster or rot away and make something useful out of it. My husband built this Chicken Tractor out of mostly recycled materials which has worked out brilliantly. Have you wanted to get into raising backyard chickens but wasn’t sure how it would all work out? […]