Receiving chicks shipped from a hatchery or breeder can be a joyful experience, but when something goes wrong, there are things you must do.
Once you get your chicks home (before before they go in the coop), they need to grow up in a brooder. Here are some tips for brooding your birds.
Don’t put off deciding on (and installing) your choice of chicken coop, which should follow some basic rules to keep you and your hens happy and healthy.
Your local farm farm supply store has everything you need to start a flock of chickens, and you’ll be surprised the connections you’ll make there.
You’ve decided you want chickens and have picked your breed(s)—but how do you actually get baby chicks? Here are some pointers for starting your flock.
When starting out with poultry-keeping, it’s important to know which chicken breeds are right for your space, your climate and your expectations.
What kind of hens should you get? It really depends on your personal needs, as different chicken breeds provide different things (especially egg frequency).