Raising Backyard Chickens 101

HOW TO KEEP RATS OUT OF A CHICKEN COOP.

Most people that own chickens have had a rat problem at one time or another. Through many years of trial by error, I have learned

HOW TO KEEP RACCOONS OUT OF A CHICKEN COOP

If you own chickens, it is important to know how to keep raccoons out of a chicken coop. Chicken coops are a prime location for

HOW TO TREAT COCCIDIOSIS IN CHICKENS

Coccidiosis in unvaccinated baby chicks is more common than you think. It is important to recognize the symptoms and begin treatment right away. The quicker

HOW TO KEEP SNAKES OUT OF A CHICKEN COOP

You are probably here because you want to know how to keep snakes out of a chicken coop. Many chicken coops are prime locations for

CAN CHICKENS EAT APRICOTS

Can chickens eat apricots? Yes, apricots are very healthy for chickens, in moderation. These fruits are packed full of nutrients that will benefit a chickens

CAN CHICKENS EAT CHERRIES

Can chickens eat cherries? Yes, chickens can eat cherries in moderation, but care must be taken when feeding cherry leaves as they will produce cyanide

CAN CHICKENS EAT WATERMELON

Can chickens eat watermelon? Yes, chickens can eat watermelon in moderation, but care must be taken when feeding it to younger chicks. A young chicks

CAN CHICKENS EAT TOMATOES

Many chicken owners frequently ask, “Can chickens eat tomatoes?” Not only can they eat them, but they enjoy eating them, especially the jelly-like center with

CAN CHICKENS EAT AVOCADO

Can chickens eat avocado? Yes, avocado flesh is filled with nutrients that, if given in moderation, are healthy for your chickens! They are good for

NESTING BOX HERBS FOR EGG LAYING

If you own chickens, you know how rewarding it is to collect eggs each day. With the exception of molting time, most hens will lay

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