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
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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
Summer is almost here! Looking for a quick, healthy treat that will also help your chickens stay cool with the temperature soars? Try making these frozen snack cups for them to enjoy.Read more
While your flock of chickens are loving what they are doing they are filling their bellies up as well, which is great for them and also great for you. Their bellies are full on what nature is freely providing for them and they don’t need as much grain due to the extra protein intake, which makes you happy!Read more