A randy rooster will damage a hen’s back feathers with his spurs, but there are a couple things you can do to minimize the natural but unappealing effect.
It’s never ideal to keep just one chicken, but when this chicken-keeper found her beloved rooster flying solo, she followed these steps to ensure winter survival.
From a rooster gone postal to a traveling fella to a chanticleer’s charming trick, these three true rooster tales are sure to brighten your day.
Kelsey Vick of Homemade Montana Homestead tells us about her hobby farm roots, mastering daily DIY projects and utilizing elderberry syrup.
A flock of hens will naturally establish a pecking order, but in some instances it’s possible for a hen to develop the traits and behaviors of a rooster.
Gian Luigi Perrella Across the country, city chicken regulations have countless variations, ranging from residents simply being allowed to have chickens to restrictions on flock numbers based on yard size. Some flocks can free-range, while others cannot (and some rebels do it anyway). Some cities require that each bird be registered like its dogs […]
Some roosters are large, gentle protectors, but many more are misguided aggressors. Many city ordinances won’t even allow them to be kept in backyard flocks. Straight runs—unsexed mixes of male and female chickens—usually go to farms where they’re raised for meat, while males that hatch from orders of females are often destroyed. Only a small […]
I couldn’t tell you who named Steve or even where the name came from, but regardless of the origin, “Steve” quickly became a bar to which all future roosters would be measured.