While many chicken breeds do fine in cold weather, sub-zero winter temps require some keeper intervention, especially if you use an assemble-yourself coop kit.
When molting season arrives, feathers drop as your chickens focus on growing new ones. Here’s what’s happening and what you can expect.
Roosters crow, and not just at dawn. Here are the reasons a rooster will crow all day, every day—and what different vocalizations can mean.
New hens are always exciting, but follow these important steps when you add a chicken to an existing flock to avoid fighting and injury.
Pointy eggs, round eggs—can egg shape tell you anything about the sex of the chick inside the shell? We take a look at the answer.
People are talking about feeding wet food to their chickens. And while there are some reasons to consider it, there are drawbacks as well.
Many poultry-keepers swear by the benefits of apple cider vinegar, but the truth is, your chickens don’t need it (and it may cause more harm than good).
Is your bird looking black and blue? A few different things can cause a bruise on the beak, but don’t worry—it’s common and typically clears up itself.
Yes, you can be allergic to your backyard chickens—it’s not uncommon. Before you send your hens packing though, get tested, as something else may be at fault.