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.
Â 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 wonâ€™t even allow them to be kept in backyard flocks. Straight runsâ€”unsexed mixes of male and female chickensâ€”usually go to farms where theyâ€™re raised for meat, while males that hatch from orders of females are often destroyed. Only a small […]
I couldnâ€™t tell you who named Steve or even where the name came from, but regardless of the origin, “Steveâ€ť quickly became a bar to which all future roosters would be measured.
Photo by Audrey Pavia It’s time to give one of my new roosters, Henryfonda, away. When one of my hens hatched three chicks several months ago, despite the odds, I had fingers crossed theyâ€™d all be hens. I ended up with two roosters and only one hen. When I first got chickens, I wanted just […]