Best Chicken Breeds For Foraging & Free Ranging

Best Chicken Breeds For Foraging & Free Ranging

Best Chicken Breeds For Foraging & Free Ranging  Chickens as a species are natural-born foragers with an instinct to constantly be on the search for bugs, grass, and other tasty morsels in their surroundings. Regardless of breed, chickens will always be happy to...
Broody Hens & Winter

Broody Hens & Winter

Broody Hens & Winter The outside temperature is dropping, you are doing the cold-weather preparation for your coop, and then a very determined hen decides she would like to go broody and sit on eggs. This poor hen seems to be oblivious to the chilly temperatures...
The Basics of Egg Storage

The Basics of Egg Storage

The Basics of Egg Storage Picture this; A spread of your favorite home design magazine features a charming farmhouse kitchen and it catches your eye, a skelter or bowl full of seemingly fresh backyard eggs. But wait, eggs outside of the refrigerator? Is that safe? In...
What To Do When You Have A Broody Hen

What To Do When You Have A Broody Hen

What To Do When You Have A Broody Hen Broody hens, one of those exciting yet also frustrating aspects of chicken keeping. Broody hens are usually first recognized by their refusal to leave their nest. Another tell-tale sign of a broody hen is her readiness to peck...