The H5N1 avian flu has been found in the U.S., so flock-keepers need to take these extra steps to protect their chickens against the infectious pathogen.
Winter can bring boredom to the chicken coopâ€”sometimes to dramatic and destructive effect. But these boredom busters keep chickens enriched and healthy.
Â Rachel Hurd Anger Have you been daydreaming about your would-be hens clucking peacefully across your backyard? Whether itâ€™s an aversion to the road less traveled, or city regulations youâ€™ll have to challenge, here are five reasons youâ€™ll love raising a small flock of hens. 1. Gathering Farm-Fresh Eggs Can you call them farm-fresh if […]
Like all living things, our chickens need water to survive, thrive and produce healthy eggs. Clean water keeps hensâ€™ reproductive systems working the way they should, and some chicken keepers, especially newbies, worry about water quality or if theyâ€™re properly watering their flock. To provide some clarity, here are four water sources for your chickens […]
Keeping chickens doesnâ€™t have to be costly. From building the coop to keeping it clean, these inexpensive materials will help make your hens feel like queens.
City peeps raise chickens for many reasons that can vary from one backyard coop to the next. If you’re thinking about taking on a flock of your own, give serious consideration to the benefits it will bring you and your homestead. Here are the reasons I think chicken keeping is so great.Â 1. A Taste […]
When the overnight temperatures began plunging into the 40s this past week, I decided to eliminate the temporary housing the pullets have been living in. Just after dusk, when everyone was having trouble seeing, I scooped up the young girls and popped them into the coop with hens. Forcing territory into a community space was […]