Spring weather can be very unpredictable, so when springtime cold weather hits, protect your chickens and other poultry from the frosty effects.
Though bedding material used in chicken coops may vary by geography and availability, the purpose of providing bedding remains the same: to manage waste and to provide a soft place for chickens to lay eggs.
If you've got some hens and at least one rooster, you may consider hatching your own eggs with an incubator. Here's a look at some popular models.
It's a real question: Is cannibalism common among chickens? And while there is a clear answer, keepers do need to keep an eye out for certain behaviors and conditions.
While it's true that opossums sometimes eat eggs and kill chicks and chickens, it's better to safeguard your hens than try to eradicate them from your property.