Egg eating is a bad habit that sometimes happens in a flock. We have some helpful tips on how to deal with a hen that develops an egg eating habit.
Here are a few ways to help your chickens learn to lay in their nesting boxes.
The Barred Plymouth Rock chicken is an American icon in poultry history. Read about the history of the Barred Rock and consider it for your flock.
Eggs that have deep yellow yolks definitely catch the eye. Here’s a list of foods to give your chickens to help enhance that yellow yolk color.
The Buckeye chicken breed was developed in Ohio in the late 19th century. The Buckeye is a true dual-purpose breed, providing both meat and eggs.
The Omlet Eglu coop is a great option for a small backyard flock. Read about the design features of the Omlet Eglu Coop featured at the hatchery store.
Learn how to prepare to show chickens at a fair or poultry show. Read about housing, feeding, bathing and show day grooming techniques to win!
Learn what signs to look for when your pullet (young hen) is ready to begin laying. Around age 16-20 weeks old, a pullet begins laying eggs.
If you have young children, raising tame chickens is a must. Here are some suggested breeds and methods for raising your chickens to be tame around children
If you garden, try growing some beneficial plants that your chickens will enjoy. Many fruits, vegetables and flowers are easy to grow and benefit your flock.
Farm To Table is a popular phrase that describes eating as locally as possible. Cameron shares her farm’s story about eating food they raise and grow.
Which breeds make the friendliest rooster? Read about Jessie’s experience in raising many different breeds to find out which roosters she likes the best.
The Dominique chicken breed is perhaps the original chicken breed to the US. The Dominique could be found on nearly every backyard flock in the early days.
Meyer Hatchery carries a wide range of poultry feed for your flock. Read about different types of poultry feed and nutritional needs for each age.
Fresh eggs cooked in a pressure cooker peel easily. If you have an Instant Pot or similar pressure cooker, learn this method for cooking hard-boiled eggs.
If you have young children, choosing the right breeds for your flock is important. We’ve compiled a list of chicken breeds that tend to be kid-friendly.
It is important to not mix different poultry species in a brooder. It’s convenient for you but could be dangerous for young poultry.
We put together some poultry breed recommendations based on the USDA plant hardiness zones for the United States. Find the breeds that thrive in your area.