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A Chicken Owners Guide To Taking a Vacation

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!

Chicken Math, Explained

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!

5 Best Chicken Breeds for Backyard Pets

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.

How to Deal with Summer Heat and Your Flock

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...

Backyard Eggs Price Trends Across the US

We recently asked our Facebook followers across the United States to give us their feedback regarding how much they sell a dozen chicken eggs for in their area. We also asked them to comment if they were feeding conventional poultry feed, non-GMO or organic feed, or raised their flock exclusively on pasture or forage.  Here’s how the results came in.

Benefits of Free Ranging Your Chickens

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!

Things You Never Thought You’d Say or Do Until Owning Chickens…

One of my favorite early chickening stories is that of my then 4 year old son, Bryce, whom I had just put to bed. A few minutes later I hear the screams and I ran in expecting the worst… “Moooooooooom! Sparkles pooped on my pillow!!!!!” For those of you who do not know who Sparkes is, she was a beautiful Silver Laced Wyandotte, the family favorite. So…. what did I do that I never thought I would before owning chickens? I made the house rule: No chickens in bed!

Egg Glut: Angel Food Cake Recipe

If you have chickens there is no reason to buy an inferior, preservative filled cake at the store when they are so simple to make at home. They call for just a few ingredients (cake flour, sugar, eggs, salt, cream of tartar, vanilla) and very little prep. A good angel food is light and airy and divine, and fewer more perfect vehicles can be found for good whipped cream and berries.

The Chicks Are In The Mail, Literally!

Have you ever wondered what it is like to receive chicks in the mail? Come along and follow Jess as she picks up her chicks from the local post office. Learn about the process, what the package looks like, and what you need in your brooder to get you started.

Integrating New Chickens Into Your Existing Flock

Any time we add new flock members (or take any away) there will be a new pecking order established. There will always be a little poking and pecking given to the newcomers, but if the introductions are done over time and with a little though, no severe bloodshed should occur.

Deviled Egg Recipes and Tips

With Easter coming up this weekend, there’s sure to be your fair share of hard-boiled eggs. A few years ago, fellow team member, Elise, suggested a Deviled Egg contest for the boys. This is a tradition that her family had followed for many years, and has been our...

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