Many people start their homestead with a flock of chickens and I think that’s a great way to jump into it. The first that has to happen is choosing a chicken breed (or breeds) to raise. That seems like a simple enough task but there are some considerations to make when choosing a chicken breed. […]
Have you ever felt like you are not well armed in a battle of wits? Getting my hens to lay eggs where I want them to has become a small war and, sometimes, I suspect that I am not as well armed as my opponents. It can be a challenge to set everything up in […]
Wondering how to best take care of your chickens in the winter? This article explores all the options for keeping your flock through the winter months. From whether or not you should use a light in the coop to what kind of bedding and feed changes you should (or shouldn’t make).
Follow these simple tips to prepare your coop for the cold winter months. Whether you are new to chickens are a seasoned pro, giving your coop a good once-over will be worth the afternoon of effort. Ensure you have a healthy flock all winter long and a good supply of eggs by keeping your hens […]
Raising your own food is often considered a good way to cut down on costs, but is that always the case? I know my parents have sometimes remarked that it cost more in water to grow themselves a tomato than it would cost to simply buy one from the store. Often people start to raise […]
Are you considering raising backyard chickens? Are you filled with questions? Welcome to your one-stop-shop for all things you need to know about laying hens. We’ll cover the whole process from raising chicks, to taking care of juveniles, all the way to laying age and incubating eggs so you can start the whole process all […]