Regardless of whether a rooster is present, a single hen sits atop the female pecking order. Here’s how the behavior and balance of an alpha hen play out.
If you believe you might want to get chickens next spring, consider these six aspects for deciding whether to move in that direction.
We speak to the founder of this Colorado farm that produces (and photographs) a rainbow of colored eggs by using specialized chicken breeds.
Generally speaking, chickens are better at handling cold than heat. Chickens in cold weather, however, require certain safety and nutritional considerations.
Provide your flock with a natural protein block and form of activity via firewood. It can help them thrive during cold-weather months.
Are you considering whether to add a rooster to your flock of hens? Weighing these factors will help you make the decision that’s right for you.