Debunking Common Myths Associated with Raising Backyard Chickens

Debunking Common Myths About Backyard Chickens

We at Chickens for Backyards think that everyone should experience the joys of raising backyard chickens. But we also understand that many people have concerns about taking the leap into the world of chickens. While many of these concerns are legitimate, just as many are based on myths and misconceptions. That’s why we’re taking the… Read more »

Should I Give My Chickens Probiotics?

Should I Give My Chickens Probiotics?

For every person who raises backyard chickens, they will inevitably have to ask themselves the big question: should you or shouldn’t you feed your chickens probiotics? While some people hesitate, probiotics can be extremely beneficial to your chickens. This is especially the case if you’re raising your chickens for meat. Nevertheless, it’s always a good… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Bantam Chickens

Everything You Need to Know About Bantam Chickens

Small, lovable, and with tons of personality, bantam chickens are a popular breed for backyard chicken raisers. Their diminutive size makes them perfect for backyards where space is wanting, and their upbeat demeanor turns them into excellent pets. If you’re just getting started with raising backyard chickens, bantams are a great place to start. Nevertheless,… Read more »

Sapphire Gem Chickens: What You Need to Know

Sapphire Gem Chickens: What You Need to Know

In the past few years, the Sapphire Gem Chicken has become increasingly popular amongst backyard chicken raisers. However, finding information on this breed—and even finding a place to buy the breed—can be easier said than done. The reason for that is because the Sapphire Gem Chicken breed is not an actual breed at all, but… Read more »

Livestock Guard Dogs: The Best Dog Breeds to Protect Your Flock

Livestock Guard Dogs: The Best Dog Breeds to Protect Your Flock

From snakes to badgers, there are a lot of potential predators that can threaten your flock. While we can put up as much fencing and wiring as we can, there is only so much we can do. That’s why many chicken raisers employ livestock guard dogs (LGD) to protect their flock. However, not just any… Read more »

The Ultimate Guide to Making Money from Backyard Chickens

The Ultimate Guide to Making Money from Backyard Chickens

Cuddly, adorable, and quirky, your flock of backyard chickens are more than just pets; they’re family. Seeing your chickens run around in your backyard, happy as can be, is what makes raising them worth it. Of course, a little extra money on the side doesn’t hurt either. From fresh eggs to day-old chicks, there are… Read more »

How to Care for Aging Chickens

How to Care for Aging Chickens

As our chickens age, they slow down and gradually stop producing eggs. But that doesn’t mean we don’t still love them. We want to take good care of them but caring for aging chickens is much different than caring for younger ones. After all, senior chickens face more health challenges, ailments, and they require different… Read more »

What is the Best Chicken Coop Flooring?

What is the Best Chicken Coop Flooring?

From chicken roosts to bedding, there are many things to consider when we’re building our chicken coops. However, none of these things will be much use without a good foundation—namely the flooring. Not all chicken coops need flooring—indeed, those that use the deep litter method or have well-draining soil can go without it—but most do… Read more »

The Ultimate Chicken Winter Care Guide

Wintertime can bring a whole host of challenges, especially if you’re a chicken owner. While some chickens are built to withstand the cold, all chickens will still need some protection. As such, you’ll need to take extra precautions to keep your chickens happy and healthy throughout the tough winter season. Below is our chicken winter… Read more »

The Best Chicken Coop Bedding Materials

The Best Chicken Coop Bedding Materials

We all love that feeling of sinking into a comfy bed after a long day. Our chickens are no different. They want a safe and comfy place to sleep as much as we do. In order to make that space, we first need to create bedding out of the best materials. Here we discuss some… Read more »