Chicken Roosts 101: Everything You Need to Know

Chicken Roosts 101: Everything You Need to Know

The chickens have come home to roost…literally. Chicken roosts, or roosting perches, are a familiar concept to veteran poultry keepers, but not so much for novices. There are a lot of questions soon-to-be chicken owners will have regarding roosts: what are they? How do you build them? Do you need them? Here we seek to… Read more »

Chicken Growth Stages: How Chickens Grow Throughout Their Lives

Chicken Growth Stages: How Chickens Grow Throughout Their Lives

Baby chicks are cute, small, and fluffy. It’s no wonder why so many people fall in love with them! But baby chicks won’t stay chicks for long. Just like all of us, chicks grow and mature into adults, eventually retiring as seniors. Here we highlight the different stages of growth your chickens will go through… Read more »

How to Keep Your Chickens in Your Yard

How to Keep Your Chickens in Your Yard

The whole point of backyard chickens is raising them in your backyard. It’s why this method of raising chickens is so appealing, from the city dweller to the country folk. However, chickens are curious by nature, and you may find some slipping away and wandering into your neighbor’s backyard. If you want to prevent your… Read more »

Chicken Waterers: Everything You Need to Know

Chicken Waterers: Everything You Need to Know

A few weeks ago, we discussed the different types of chicken feeders you can get for your flock. Now we’re moving on to chicken waterers. After all, chickens need more than feed to be happy—they also need water. Chicken waterers are an essential part in doing so. In this article, we discuss everything you need… Read more »

The Ultimate Guide to Feeding Your Chickens

The Ultimate Guide to Feeding Your Chickens

No matter their age, chickens love food. Providing them with the necessary feed and nutrients will ensure their happiness and their overall health. Yet, feeding your chickens is easier said than done. There are so many types of feed, treats, supplements, and techniques that it can confuse even the most experienced chicken owner. To make… Read more »

Chicken Vaccinations: A Guide to Vaccinating Your Backyard Chickens

Chicken Vaccinations: A Guide to Vaccinating Your Backyard Chickens

We all remember going to the doctor’s as a kid and getting our shots. While hardly a pleasant experience, those shots did protect us against a wide variety of diseases, from the flu to the measles. The same is true of chickens. Our poultry needs their vaccinations just as much as we do, though for… Read more »

The Different Types of Chicken Feeders

The Different Types of Chicken Feeders

Chickens are not picky eaters. You could dump feed on the ground or store it in a special automatic chicken feeder, and still, they would eat it. Even so, while our chickens may not be fussy, we need to be fussy for them. Properly storing your chickens’ feed can keep coops clean and prevent rats from getting… Read more »

What to Do with Extra Eggs from Your Backyard Chickens?

What to Do with Extra Eggs from Your Backyard Chickens

One of the joys of raising backyard chickens is having a fresh supply of eggs each morning. But what do you do when that supply gets too big? While you can store eggs to use later, you will still be getting more and more of them as time goes on. If you don’t want your eggs to… Read more »

Automatic vs. Manual Chicken Coop Doors

Automatic vs. Manual Chicken Coop Doors

You’re settling down into bed, ready to close your eyes for sleep. Then, a thought runs through your head: Did you close the chicken coop door? Panicked, you jump out of bed, run out into the darkness, do a headcount, and then quickly shut the coop door closed. You return to bed, relieved but exhausted…. Read more »

Using a Rain Barrel System for Your Backyard Chicken Coop

Using a Rain Barrel System for Your Backyard Chicken Coop

Perhaps one of the most burdensome chores as an owner of backyard chickens is carrying water to the coop. After all, lugging water around is never easy, and the coops are often a good distance away from any water source. A great solution to this problem, though, is a rain barrel system. This is where… Read more »