The food you purchase might seem healthy and humanely raised, but take a closer look at what some of those “eco-friendly” labels really mean.
My chickens love the explosion of insect life in the spring—and so do I, but it wasn’t always that way. In my life before chickens, my Kentucky backyard was unusable for several months of the year, simply because of blood-sucking insects. Because my chickens devour a majority of the bugs that bug me most, […]
Are you planning to fly the coop for the holidays? If the fear of leaving your chickens for a few days ever threatens to keep you home, rest assured. A little planning will keep your flock healthy and happy while they await your return. Ensure a Continuous Water Source Access to water can save chickens’ […]
I believe chickens deserve the freedom to satisfy as many of their natural behaviors as possible. We all take risks in life to enjoy our own human lives, so why should the chickens be any different? Free-ranging, at least part time, is the only way to allow chickens the freedom to enjoy their lives to […]
The chicks are almost 6 weeks old. They don’t know much more than how to eat, drink, forage and fly, and they approach mere acquaintances with too much familiarity. They lack social graces and respect for their elders, which the older hens won’t hesitate to teach. The chicks are still not allowed to free-range like […]
Could raising your layer hens along side your tomato starts be your farm’s match made in heaven? Ask yourself these four questions to find out.