One way to keep chickens warmer in the coop during cold winter months is to use the deep litter method of coop maintenance. But, what do you do when too much accumulates. Read more on how Timber Creek Farm managed a mid winter clean up and kept the hens warm and toasty.
In many areas of the country it is just not the best idea to try to raise baby chicks in the winter. Read more to find out the formula we use to decide when to purchase new chicks.
When we got Gus, the guinea rooster, with the 8 hens that he was raised with we had no problems in the coop. Gus protected the chickens and he would make noises so we knew that there was an animal or something that shouldn’t be there. We purchased an additional 22 young chickens to add […]
If you are anything like I was when I first decided to raise backyard chickens then you are probably totally lost. Growing up all we ever owned were cats, dogs, and an occasional guinea pig or gerbil so I had no experience with chickens. I did, however, want to become more independent with my food […]
These chicken coops range from simple DIY structures to beautiful pre-made works of art. If you’re thinking of raising chickens on the backyard farm, here’s the inspiration you need!
I love raising chickens and especially when I get to see them hatch right in front of me. There’s nothing like going out and gathering eggs from the hen house and knowing they didn’t come from chickens living in tiny little cages and pumped full of chemicals. They also make great garbage disposals when it […]