Occasionally one of our hens goes broody, even though we use breeds that are not supposed to, and for that reason, I don’t trust them to follow through. I would love to let them hatch some chicks, but I don’t want to have to look after those chicks or waste the eggs if the hens […]
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.
All winter long my chickens have been trying my patience with their sleeping in the nest box antics. I do mean all winter long! Of course you never want chickens to sleep in the nest boxes because they poop in them. Poop in the nest boxes gets on the eggs which is sorta well, gross. […]
I’ve had Silkies for as long as I’ve had chickens. I had heard they were great at raising chicks but I really didn’t have a clue how determined they could get. When a Silkie goes broody she just doesn’t give up! She will decide to hatch some babies and turn into an egg stealing, cranky […]
This might sound weird, but we let our hens chose their rooster. I better start at the beginning (although its hard to tell where that is, chicken and egg and all that). Here’s a summary of how we hatch and dispatch our roosters, and let the hens chose a few to keep.
We all know that chickens lay eggs, and this is of course the main reason people keep them. I never enjoyed eating eggs until we had our own fresh, home-grown ones. The difference is incredible, and having some chooks to tend is really a joyful experience. There are, however, many reasons to keep chickens – […]