Some chicken behavior can be downright wacky, which is definitely the appeal of backyard poultry for many. Check out some weird things your birds may do.
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.
If you’ve got a rooster and broody, why not leave your hen some eggs to hatch your own chicks? It’s a real joy to see a mamma hen raise her own babies.
Â Rachel Hurd Anger Adding to an existing flock in the city is tricky. Usually, we only want females. We arenâ€™t allowed enough chickens on our property to breed, and because many roosters are prone to aggression and overbreeding, theyâ€™re often too dangerous to have around our small flock of laying hens. Plus, many cities […]
I have a Rhode Island Red. Is it true they are one of the nicest chicken breeds? And would the roosters likely end up hurting the other hens or baby chicks? â€”Jansen Fuller
Photo by Audrey Pavia This hen has been exhibiting a very weird behavior. Iâ€™ve had my flock of bantams for several years now, and I spend a lot of time watching them. So at this point, itâ€™s hard for them to come up with a behavior I havenâ€™t seen before. Yet, that is what happened […]
Photo by Audrey Pavia Betty Jo is one of the hens sitting on a clutch of eggs in my coop. Baby Jo and Betty Jo are sitting on a clutch they laid in the coop. They take turns, so Iâ€™m assuming the clutch has eggs laid by both hens. When the eggs hatch, it will […]
Photo by Audrey Pavia My roosters Mr. Mabel and Mr. Molly get along greatâ€”until springtime. The flowers are all blooming on my property: huge pink and white blooms on my cactus, purple and yellow starburst on the native plants around the yard. But the most evident sign of spring for me is the behavior of […]