The Complete Guide To Chicken Parasites

The Complete Guide To Chicken Parasites Blog Cover

Note: This is the first of a two part series on chicken parasites. This article will focus on external parasites and the second part of the series will focus on internal parasites.

Recently we’ve talked about how to keep your chickens safe from predators but sometimes the worst enemies are already living in the coop!

Chickens are reluctant hosts to a number of parasites which can cause many problems from minor irritation such as… [Read More]

Making Your Own Mealworm Farm 101

Making Your Own Mealworm Farm 101 Blog Cover

If your chickens are anything like ours, then they love to eat mealworms.

Mealworms are a healthy, nutritious snack that are full of protein which helps your hens lay lots of eggs.

We’ve previously discussed our favorite healthy chicken treats and mealworms were in the top 3 of that list!

There is one catch though. Feeding your chickens mealworms all day can get expensive… very expensive. Fortunately you can grow your own mealworms for a… [Read More]

47 Backyard Chicken Owners Speak Out: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Getting Backyard Chickens”

What I Wish I’d Known Before Getting Backyard Chickens

Getting backyard chickens for the first time can be an exciting and nerve-wrecking experience.

What if I forget to lock my coop at night? How do I stop predators attacking my hens?

These questions ran through my mind repeatedly when I got my first backyard chickens. I would constantly be checking on my girls every 30 minutes or so, to make sure they were still alive!

To help both, first time, and experienced chicken keepers, we’ve… [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]

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]