I grew up with a pet chicken and have now consistently had a laying flock for about seven years (barring a short period of hen-lessness when we sold our suburban home and moved to the country). I vividly recall trying to convince my husband that having backyard chickens in the suburbs was totally do-able – […]
There are many threats to your chicken flock. Providing your chickens with a coop will help to ensure their safety from many types of predators or conditions. Keeping them safe is a struggle that many farmers have. I’ve had chickens for many years and seen first hand the threats that chickens can face. Want to […]
Do you have a rooster with large spurs? I’ve been asked about rooster spurs and if they are something that can be trimmed. Did you know that you can trim them or eliminate them completely? Rooster spurs are a natural thing on a rooster, and even some types of exotic hens. When you look at […]
Worried that raising chickens will eat up a bunch of your time? They don’t actually. And come to think of it, I think you will all agree that not only are home-raised chickens and eggs cheaper than store bought, but they are also much healthier and better-tasting, too! Let me show you just how little […]
I’m not getting very many eggs from my hens. I have 8 that are about 3 years old and 9 that are about a year old, and I only get 9 eggs a day. I know the older hens are past their prime, but how can I tell which ones (if any) are still laying? […]
Whether you raise your own chickens or purchase eggs from a local farm, buying farm fresh free-range eggs can offer a number of benefits for your family and your community.