It is summer and the time when many of us make vacation plans! Heading to the beach, the mountains, the big city, a day trip for a “stay-cation” or even overseas can make for some great memories and adventures. But when you have animals, some extra planning has to be done for their care. Here are some ideas for how to line up some help for your flock while you are away!Read more
There are several reasons why you may experience a decrease in your flock’s egg production. Most of the reasons fall into a few broad categories: hen health, age and nutrition or environmental factors. Let’s explore some of the most common reasons why hens slow down or stop laying eggs altogether.Read more
Here’s a cute and yummy treat for your family to enjoy. Dress up our adorable chick cake pops for your July 4th cookout!Read more
Whether you are new to chicken keeping or a seasoned veteran, chances are you have heard the term chicken math. Chances are even higher than you have calculated some of your own chicken math, even if you were not aware of it!Read more
I’m absolutely in love with having a few roosters in my flock. If you live in an area where roosters are allowed, I want to persuade you to keep one in your flock too. Here are the top 3 reasons why I keep a rooster around (or three!).Read more
Looking for a chicken breed that would make a great backyard pet? Check out these 5 Best Chicken Breeds for Backyard Pets.
The Buff Orpington is a great dual purpose breed. They are known for their “fluffy” appearance as well as a gentle demeanor. Buff Orpingtons are a heavy breed, with good egg production, and are cold hardy. They are friendly, and affectionate, which makes them a great choice for children.
Ahh, summer! The long, warm, sunny days are here. While many of us relish the warmth of the summer sun, your poultry flock may suffer from the its ill effects unless you plan ahead. Here are a few tips on dealing with summer’s heat and humidity in caring for your chickens. There are two “must-have” items for your chickens toRead more