How to Train Your Chickens

Chicken or hen on a green meadow.

Chickens are smart animals. It’s not common to describe them as smart, because saying a person has a “bird brain” means they are stupid. But do you know that cognitive research has shown that chickens can be trained to be smarter than cats, dogs, or even toddlers? This shows that chickens have … Read more

How to Care for Chickens During Winter

Chicken coop in the winter

Chickens are hardy birds. The truth is, excessive heat is more life-threatening to chickens than cold weather. But if they are not kept warm enough, hens may stop producing eggs, while some may become sick and find it hard to recover in the cold weather. Weaker members of the flock may cause … Read more

Helping Your Chickens Lay More Eggs

Chicken or hen on a green meadow.

If your chicken suddenly goes from producing an egg every day to just one to two a week, or even no eggs at all – you may start to worry, especially if you depend on these eggs for your business. The thing is, chickens, like any animal, have natural biological rhythms that … Read more

Tips for Using a Heat Lamp over the Brooder Box

brooder box

If you are a farm person, you would know how newly hatched baby chicks require a certain level of heat and temperature. After being born, these baby chicks are naturally unable to regulate their body temperatures, which is why, ideally, the mother hen keeps them under the warmth of her body for … Read more

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