It’s a debate that sparks heated arguments: should you allow your chickens to free range or not? On one hand you have the chickens who absolutely love to be outdoors playing in the grass and chasing bugs. On the other side, we all want the best for their safety and chickens have a lot of […]
When we first got chickens we thought pure-bred chickens were the best option. We soon found out that they don’t lay as many eggs as they used to (thanks to being bred for looks rather than egg-laying abilities) and so we got some hybrid hens. The hybrids lay well, too well, and are not great […]
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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 […]
A Mysterious Daytime Predator Has Been Taking Our Hens. See What We did To Protect Them As Well As Try To Discover What The Natural Predator Is. Feel Free To Offer Advice If You Can #TaylorMadeRanch
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! […]