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...
Frozen Egg Tips and Tricks

Frozen Egg Tips and Tricks

Frozen Egg Tips and Tricks Here in Ohio, we enjoyed a nice but crazy spring, a hot and dry summer, and for some a colorful fall. But the writing is on the wall for those of us who live in climates with cold winters. Daylight seems scarce and freezing temperatures are...
How to Ensure a Year-Round Supply of Eggs

How to Ensure a Year-Round Supply of Eggs

How to Ensure a Year-Round Supply of Eggs Eggs at your local grocery store are available 12 months out of the year, so it’s no surprise that the average person might not realize that chickens don’t actually lay eggs January through December. At least not at the rate...
Boredom Busters 2.0

Boredom Busters 2.0

Boredom Busters 2.0 Chicken boredom is something you definitely want to avoid within your flock.  Boredom can lead to trouble like feather picking, egg-eating, and an overall unhappy flock. If you experience harsh winters, your flock may get “coop fever”,...
Winter Chicken Keeping Tips

Winter Chicken Keeping Tips

Winter Chicken Keeping Tips When the weather outside is frightful, but you want your hens to be happy and delightful. When they have no other place to go, we must make their coop safe, comfortable while it continues to snow. If you are like me, I start to worry about...