Chickens needs outside area (called a run) so that they can get sunshine, bugs, grass and play in the dirt. However, chickens face a lot of predators – wild dogs, bears, raccoons, hawks and the list could go on and on. It is important to make sure you have them as protected from these predators […]
Chickens are popping up everywhere! A small flock can be kept in even an urban backyard but just how much room do chickens need?
Free ranging your chickens is a wonderful thing for them. They can wander around all day, eating up a variety of goodies they have found in your lawn, gardens, and under the trees. Free range chickens rarely suffer from boredom and they typically have stronger immune systems. All good things, right? But what about those […]
Find out the 5 things you should know and the questions you should ask yourself before you even think about bringing home chicks.
When I started building my chicken coop I had to decide what was important to me and what I didn’t need. Here are the things I decided to add – I hope they help you decide what you want on your own coop!
One of my most common reader questions is about the necessary space for bantam hens. Situations can change based on your own setup (are your hens getting free range time, do you have an aggressive breed, do you have a rooster, etc), but here are some general guidelines. If in doubt, always give MORE space! […]