Category: Chicken Care Tips

Debunking Common Myths About Backyard Chickens

Debunking Common Myths Associated with Raising 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »