Raising Backyard Chickens 101

CAN CHICKENS EAT PUMPKIN

Instead of tossing your jack-o’-lantern pumpkins into the garbage after Halloween, save them for your chickens! Pumpkin can be very healthy for your flock, as

HOW TO FIX A BROKEN CHICKEN LEG

In order for a broken chicken leg bone to heal properly, it needs optimal healing conditions. In some circumstances, this can be done at home

IS CLEANING YOUR CHICKEN COOP MAKING YOU SICK

Cleaning a chicken coop can make you sick, so it is imperative to take precautions to minimize your risk of contracting diseases that can be

WHAT IS YOUR CHICKENS COMB TELLING YOU

Changes in a chickens comb and wattle can tell you many things about their well being, sexual maturity and can be used to attract mates,

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN FODDER BANNER

Chickens absolutely go crazy over fodder! Growing fodder for your chickens is not only healthy for your flock, but will save on your feed costs

HOW TO COOL HOT CHICKENS IN EXTREME HEAT.

Are your chickens panting, spreading their wings, trying to cool off? This can be nerve wracking, but I have found several things useful to keep

CAN CHICKENS EAT BREAD

Can chickens eat bread? It is ok to give your chickens bread, but in moderation. It doesn’t contain very many nutrients and too much bread

CAN I OWN JUST 1 CHICKEN

A chickens innate behavior is to be social with other flock members. They enjoy dust bathing, preening, foraging, perching and congregating together. For the happiness,

WHAT SHOULD I FEED MY CHICKENS

“What should I feed my chickens?” Chicks, laying hens, roosters and molting chickens all have different protein, calcium, vitamin and mineral requirements. As a chicken

CAN CATS GET SICK FROM CHICKENS?

Can cats get sick from chickens? Cats can contract diseases from chickens, but are only likely to get sick if they are immunocompromised. There are

CAN I OWN A CAT AND CHICKENS

Can I own a cat and chickens? In most circumstances, cats and chickens can get along. With more and more families turning to owning backyard

CHICKEN ROOSTING BARS

The chicken coop is where your chickens will spend over half their time in so it is important to make it a safe, clean and

CAN CHICKENS EAT OATMEAL

Can chickens eat oatmeal? Yes, chickens love being given treats and oatmeal is no exception! As long as you follow a few guidelines, oatmeal can

HOW TO KEEP A CHICK BROODER CLEAN

If you want to raise healthy and thriving chicks, it starts by keeping their environment clean. For young chicks, they live in a brooder for

FRESH EGG WATER TEST

We’ve all been there….not knowing exactly how old a carton of eggs in the refrigerator is or how long the farm fresh chicken eggs have

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