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 […]
Chickens are hard workers in our barnyard. Every animal we raise here has a job to do while they are with us. They do a great job and they are happy while they are with us. If you want to have chickens, here’s some of what we’ve learned having our girls. Think of it as […]
I’ve wanted to add chickens to our homestead for years! Before this year, we lived in a place where owning chickens was not an option. Since moving, we have decided to add chickens to our homestead. However, adding them did not come without deep consideration. There’s a lot more to raising laying hens than just […]
When your chickens go rogue, it could mean a daily Easter Egg Hunt! Use these two steps to train them to lay in their nesting boxes… NOT the neighbors yard!
Supplemental light in your chicken coop can help your girls lay more eggs even during the short winter days, but is it the right choice for your flock?
We don’t provide heat in our chicken coops, but here are a few of the things we do to help our birds get through the long cold winter.