Adding cute baby chicks to your flock can be a scary experience. You may be afraid they will get trampled or pecked a little more than they can handle. Follow these easy steps to make sure your sweet little feather babies have a smooth transition.
Like so many people, we wanted to free range our chickens. Happy chickens, healthy eggs! The local foxes loved that idea as well. Most of the year, we now keep our chickens on rotating pastures with the help of electric netting. Not only does it keep them from getting out – it also prevents predators […]
Anyone who has owned chickens for a decent amount of time will tell you that they are most definitely NOT vegetarians. Meat or fish scraps, mice, and bugs are all considered tasty treats by chickens. Protein is a must for chickens, especially during the annual molt. It’s usually pretty easy to tell when your flock […]
Ah, Spring. That time of year when fuzzy baby chicks flood the feed stores and chicks go to new homes on impulse buys. I admit- I’ve been known to surprise the hubby with a few new chicks “just because.” But I also knew I had a ready to go chick brooder box for them. Buying […]
If you’ve been around chickens any length of time there’s no doubt you’ve heard someone go on and on about how smart their chickens are. Some people have trained their chickens to come when called, do tricks and even run obstacle courses. You’ve probably also heard someone complaining about how stupid their chickens are. So, […]
In this article, you will learn why we choose to free range our chickens even after a raccoon attack and 10 Ways to keep your hens protected when you free range.