The first time I saw my chickens laying on the ground in little fluffy chicken heaps my heart skipped a beat and I ran over in a panic. They looked up and blinked at me a few times before standing up, shaking the dust off, and huffing away, wondering why I insisted on disturbing them. […]
Many suburban and city neighborhoods have voted to allow residents to keep a few chickens in the backyard. Are there quiet chickens that won’t disturb the neighbors? This was a recent question posed to me by a resident trying to get her town to allow chicken keeping. Generally speaking, I don’t find chickens noisy.
Did you know that the heat of summer is more stressful on chickens than the cold of winter? Overheating can quickly lead to heat stroke and death for chickens. Learn four simple ways to help your backyard chickens beat the summer heat.
Are your suburban chickens bored? Here are some easy ways to keep your backyard flock entertained when free-ranging isn’t an option.
Learn how to incorporate a flock of backyard chickens into your suburban lifestyle. It may be easier than you think. Read about how I converted a backyard dog kennel into an enclosure for my suburban chickens.
The first question you should ask yourself before getting backyard chickens is whether it is legal to raise chickens where you live. Here’s how to find out and a run-down of all the laws that may apply.