A new group of chicks arrived last week! We were very excited to welcome twelve new baby hens to the farm. I ordered these chickens from a hatchery to expand our flock, which had been decimated by predator attacks at our old home.
Of course keeping chickens in your backyard will provide you with tons of amazing fresh eggs, but the benefits of keeping chickens doesn’t end there!
Getting chickens seems like a simple enough proposition. Give them a place to live, some food and water and bam! Fresh eggs. While raising chickens can be rather straightforward, there is a bit more to keeping them at their healthiest and happiest. just like pretty much everything in life, the details can get a bit […]
Chickens are popping up everywhere! A small flock can be kept in even an urban backyard but just how much room do chickens need?
There’s plenty of debate among chicken keepers as to whether or not to light their coops in the winter months. This time of year the days are shorter and the temperatures are not getting any warmer, but does that mean you should consider supplemental light in your chicken house? There are many reasons that chicken […]
We recently redid our chicken coop for our ever expanding flock of fourteen chickens. We’ve had three chicken coops now and have learned a lot in each rendition about what to consider when building.