Smaller than the average chickens, miniature bantam breeds offer eggs, good looks and more in areas where regular-sized birds present a challenge.
Free-ranging chickens can make a mess of the yard and more work for their keeper, but a rotational pasture plan delivers the best of both worlds.
With wintry weather taking hold, poultry-keepers often shuffle their birds' living quarters. And for this keeper, the process was a rousing game of Musical Coops!
While some hiccups in egg production are perfectly normal, others can signal trouble. Here's what to look for when your hens stop laying.