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!
Get the low down on the top 12 heritage chicken breeds for your homestead
By keeping a backyard flock you can be a vital part of protecting heritage and rare chicken breeds. (There are so many ways to save the world with chickens. It’s totally awesome.) Some of the rare breeds are lots of fun to keep, and useful to have around. They can be excellent layers, hardy birds, […]
A new group of chicks arrived last week! We were very excited to welcome twelve new baby hens to the farm. I ordered these chickens from a hatchery to expand our flock, which had been decimated by predator attacks at our old home.
When you live within the city limits you tend to have restrictions on the types of animals you can own, and chickens are no exception. But, just because you are allowed to keep chickens on your property does not mean that the neighbors will be understanding, especially if your hens are noisy or stinky due […]
After two years of raising backyard chickens I’ve made a few mistakes, and here I’m sharing that knowledge in an attempt to help others thinking about getting chickens themselves. Having backyard chickens is a lot of fun, especially if you know how to avoid a few simple mistakes when you’re just getting started.