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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Amanda has hatched turkey poults allowing a broody turkey hen to set and hatch her babies. Read about the considerations on allowing your hen to set.
Consider adding a goose breed to your homestead for weeding, guarding other poultry, meat and eggs. Several goose breeds have multiple homestead purposes.
The New Hampshire Red is typically lighter reddish-orange colored than a Rhode Island Red, which should be deep mahogany. Modern-day New Hampshire Red hens can lay an average of 170-200 eggs annually.
Outlined below is a 12 step course of action to successfully recover from a chicken addiction.
Admit you are powerless over chickens and chicken related items.
Believe that only a power greater than ourselves could keep us from buying more chickens.
Today the Presidential turkey pardon is an annual American tradition that is celebrated every Thanksgiving. Many people wonder how this odd tradition came to be. Let’s dive into the history of how the President got involved with giving one turkey a second chance each November on the White House lawn.
Explore our team members’ top 3 favorite breeds and why they love them so much.
Our very own, Social Media Guru, Sarah, is here to tell us about how to keep multiple roosters in a flock! Come see how she does it!
Still have a ton of eggs coming in and nothing to do with them? We came up with a few recipes that would be a hit at the next graduation party or family outing that you attend!
Having troubles with predators in your chicken coop? Learn how to tell which predator is likely getting your chickens and how to prevent future attacks