9 Healthy Treats Your Chickens Will Love

9 Healthy Treats Your Chickens Will Love

We all love to spoil our chickens with treats every now and then.

Giving treats to your chickens helps to give their diet some variation. It also helps to keep them happy and laying eggs.

If you’re not careful buying treats for your chickens can cost lots of money, that’s why most of our treats are normally kitchen scraps and left overs… In fact, 75% of the cost of keeping chickens is made up of… [Read More]

Amberlink Chicken Breed – Laying, Temperament, Characteristics

Having an Amberlink chicken in your flock pretty much guarantees it a year-round spot on the “Employee of The Month” wall!  With a terrific blend of sought after traits, the Amberlink is a very well balanced, all-around performance chicken with excellent temperament. A champion egg layer with strong shelled and beautiful medium dark brown eggs, Amberlink is also a great forager, significantly better at finding its own food than most other backyard breeds. The Amberlink… [Read More]

21 Tips: Keeping Your Chickens Healthy And Safe From Predators

21 Tips Keeping Your Chickens Healthy And Safe From Predators

We all love our fluffy, feathered friends and want to do the best for them. If you already have an established flock or haven’t started yet and are still in the planning stages – this article is definitely for you.

Before I got my chickens I spent the better part of a year researching the breed of chicken I wanted, how to house them and how to keep them safe and healthy.

I was… [Read More]

How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

I think we all get ‘that’ craving every time spring comes round- should we get a few more chicks!? In fact with our first flock, it didn’t even take us this long, after the first weekend we went and got another six pullets. Before we knew it we had twelve pullets in our coop staring back at us!

Fortunately as the first six pullets were still establishing their pecking order, introducing six additional pullets… [Read More]

Backyard Chickens and Bird Flu: How to Spot It and Why It Matters

Backyard Chickens and Bird Flu How to Spot It and Why It Matters Blog Cover

In December 2014 it was confirmed that bird flu (also known as Avian Influenza or HPAI H5) has spread to the US for the first time since 2004.

Since December more than 40 million turkeys and chickens have been killed due to the virus.

This is a very worrying time for many backyard chicken keepers with many people being unsure how to best care for their chickens during this time.

Today we have compiled all of the… [Read More]