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.
One of the first things I did when I got my first flock of chickens was to train them to come when I called them. I let my chickens free range and by training them, I know that I will be able to call them back to their coop whenever I want to. It’s truly […]
The other day I was sitting in my yard, watching the hen Annabelle lead her four fluffy chicks into the woods. As I watched this first time mom and her quickly growing family, I thought about my own children. Hens have justly earned their reputation as excellent mothers, protective & loving. I realized there is […]