Raising Chickens in the City

As people become more invested in their health and more concerned about where their food comes from, there is more demand for backyard chickens. Factory farmed eggs are cheap, but they lack the flavor, color, and nutrients of pastured or backyard-raised ones!

If you want to raise hens in a compassionate way for eggs that are amazingly delicious with rich orange yolks and more nutritional value, but you live in an urban setting you may… [Read More]

Clipping Chicken Wings and Other Things to Consider

Clipping Chicken Wings and Other Things to Consider

Chickens are probably not on your radar when you think of birds that fly, but quite a few breeds are actually very good at it! There’s nothing quite as frustrating as chasing after one of your favorite birds that has “flown the coop” in an effort to protect her from being eaten or run over by a car.

Hens can be pretty quick and agile, especially when you’re in a hurry. Chasing one down and… [Read More]

Flocks Guardian: Guard Animals to Protect Chickens

Featured Image Flocks Guardian

It can be difficult to protect your chickens from everything, but when it comes to predators there are a few options out there! The easiest and most effective way is to keep your birds housed in a secure run and coop. If predators can’t get in then they can’t kill your birds.

However, if you free range your birds you may struggle to find ways to reduce losses. As more people get… [Read More]

Raising Chicks in the Winter

Whether you want to get a jump start on raising chickens for the year, or maybe one of your hens decided to go broody right when the weather turned cold, you might have a lot of questions on how in the world you can raise little chicks in the winter! They can be quite fragile, but the good news is it can be done!

There are many good reasons to try to raise chicks in… [Read More]

Icelandic Chickens: Everything You Need To Know

Icelandic Chicken Everything You Need to Know

Icelandic chickens are a landrace breed of that originated in Iceland. The ancestors of this breed were brought by Norse settlers in the 10th century and they remained isolated for over 1,000 years. This resulted in a hardy bird adapted to the unique environment. They are often called Íslenska landnámshænan, which means “Icelandic settler hen” or íslenska hænan, which means “Icelandic hen.”

Landrace is a term that is used to describe a domestic livestock breed… [Read More]