Are Elderberries Safe For Chickens To Eat?

fresh elderberries

Elderberries, a small dark-colored fruit, have a slightly tart and bitter taste. They are used in the preparation of jams and several other preserves. But the main question is, can chickens eat elderberries? Chickens can eat only the fruits of elderberries since the leaves of plants are toxic, so they must not … Read more

What Are The Type Of Chickens You Can Raise At Home?

Are you planning to start your own flock of chicken in your backyard? Or, you already have built your chicken coop and wanting to know which chicken breed to add to your ‘arsenal’? Whatever your plan is, read below and discover our list of the type of chickens you can raise at … Read more

Garlic Oil Supplement for Chickens

Garlic Oil Supplement for Chickens

Healthy backyard chickens – it always a good goal.  It is also important to keep your chickens healthy in the most natural way possible – no chemicals, no antibiotics (unless completely necessary), organic/non-GMO feed, etc. If you’ve read our post on natural chicken care, then you know there are several supplements and … Read more

Chick Care – A Backyard Chicken Keeper Guide

So, you’re ready to get chicks?  You’ve read our post on planning for your backyard flock.  You’ve picked your breeds, checked your city ordinances and decided where they will live.  Great. You’re about to embark on a VERY exciting, fun and rewarding adventure. We were lucky enough to start our backyard chicken … Read more

Natural Chicken Care

A lot of people are hoping to become more “natural” in their daily life.   How can you reduce toxins and chemicals?  How can you eat more organically?  Where can you buy products that are more natural? This can be just as important for your animals, as well?  Especially for those animals that … Read more

Backyard Chickens – Planning for Your Flock

Backyard Chickens

So, you’re ready to delve into the world of raising backyard chickens, are you? Well, …that’s GREAT! Raising backyard chickens can be fun, educational, and egg-citing! (Sorry… we had to do it.) However, it also requires a good deal of planning, thought, and preparation.  For many of us who love our backyard … Read more

Chicken Keeping on our Little Urban Homestead

Chicken Keeping on our Little Urban Homestead

Yes, there are posts about chickens TWO days in a row! You almost can’t contain yourself, right??  Yeah, we know.  Try to contain yourself. Ok, so, maybe it isn’t THAT exciting for you but what it WILL do is give you some insight into our little world of chicken raising on less … Read more

Caring for Your Chickens in the Heat

Caring for Your Chickens in the Heat

Have you caught on to the fact that it is hot where I live?  If you didn’t already know this little fact, then the amount of time I’ve ALREADY bombarded you with this information should have given you a clear picture. So, that being said, it is hot.  And if you keep … Read more

A Cheap, New Run for the Baby Chickens

A Cheap, New Run for the Baby Chickens

It may come as no surprise that our baby chickens don’t stay small for long. In fact, you start out looking at fluffy chicks and with 6 to 8 days, they’ll begin to grow their first feathers. By 8 weeks, they’re fully featured and ready to move outside. When you realize your … Read more

Upgrading the Chicks

Upgrading the Chicks

At just over two months old, our baby chicks are quickly becoming full-grown hens.  They are fully feathered, spend 24 hours a day outside, and no longer need a heat lamp at night.  They are also quickly running low on space in their coop and we are discussing different ways to expand … Read more