When you decide to raise chickens for meat, you’ll undoubtedly have questions about how to get the best dressed-out bird and how to care for them. Since the COVID-19 pandemic there have been serious questions being asked by individuals and families around the world. These questions include how to become self sufficient in sourcing protein due to shortages in poultry at local grocery stores and supply chain issues. We are here to provide information to… [Read More]
There are many reasons why people get backyard chickens- fresh eggs and a self-sufficient lifestyle are some of the most common.
Unfortunately, sometimes people who aren’t suitable to raise chickens rush into it and end up with chickens only to give them away after several weeks.
Sooner or later these people realize that chickens are a bit of a nuisance for them and promptly take them to a shelter, give them away, or simply release… [Read More]
Chickens today are spoiled beyond belief when compared to Grandmas’ hens.
Hens of the past (1900s) had no regular access to basic commodities such as water and feed- this severely limited their egg laying rate and also the size which they grew.
The chicken really wasn’t considered a necessary ‘livestock’ animal on the farm. The meat was only eaten on very special occasions and eggs were a luxury.
Today we are going to take a… [Read More]
Feeding your chickens might not be something which you pay too much attention to, but did you know that seventy percent of the cost of raising chickens goes toward feed? Therefore it stands to reason that you need to pay attention to what you feed your birds.
No one chicken is the same as each breed all require slightly different mixes of nutrition, as do laying birds or meat birds.
Let’s start at the beginning and… [Read More]
It can be alarming if your chickens poop out a blob that looks a tad bit unfamiliar, or different than what you are used to seeing. But, the truth is, chicken’s poop will differ depending on what they eat, where the feces is coming from, and yes often it depends on their health.
Let’s break down the ins and outs (yes, that out) of a chicken’s feces by starting with the digestive system of… [Read More]