Egyptian Fayoumi: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

Egyptian Fayoumi: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

Fayoumi is an Egyptian breed of chicken that derived from ancient jungle fowl and is believed to have been around during the days of the Egyptian Pharaohs. Though Fayoumi chickens have been raised along the Nile River for centuries, and have been in North America since 1940, these small, independent, amazing chickens are still relatively uncommon in the U.S. They are, however, arguably gaining popularity in the United States because of their uniqueness… [Read More]

How to Train Chickens to Return to Their Coop

Any chicken owner has at one time, or another, found themselves chasing their chickens around the yard at the end of the day because, well, we just want to go to bed already. 

It’s incredible how pokey chickens are at the end of the day, and if you don’t have the luxury of an automatic coop door, you have to close it every night manually.

If this was you or is you, it won’t… [Read More]

6 Beautiful Walk-in Chicken Coops

6 Beautiful Walk-in Chicken Coops

Whether you are a new chicken owner, or a long-time lover, one of the most important aspects of keeping a healthy happy flock is their housing. 

Walk-in chicken coops fit the bill because they are easy to clean, accessible, and allow for chickens to have enough elbow room to stretch and grow. 

When looking for a good walk-in chicken coop always look for the following items:

Sturdy Construction

The sturdier the coop, the… [Read More]

Understanding Your Chickens’ Poop

Understanding Your Chickens’ Poop

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]

Quail Diseases Symptoms and Treatments

Quail Diseases Symptoms and Treatments

Small but mighty, quail are hardy little birds most of the time, but if you are new to raising quail, there are a few things you should watch for when it comes to their health.

The following diseases, illness, and ailments are all fairly common in quail breeds, keep a watchful eye on your birds and act quickly when symptoms show their ugly faces.

Quail Disease

Of course, the first on the list… [Read More]