How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs

We get asked this question from time to time, so we thought that with the chick and laying season imminent now, this would be a good time to talk about it.

How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

The short answer is – it depends on the breed, the hen’s age and the season.

There are some breeds that lay furiously and yet others that consider it a bore and lay very infrequently.

First we’re going… [Read More]

Top 5 Lap Chicken Breeds

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Last updated on March 27th, 2018 at 08:24 am

We stretched the ‘lap’ chicken to house chicken, but it boils down to the same thing: a chicken that is comfortable to be in a house with people, and can be considered a companion bird. A bird that will thrive in a secure confined space with its favorite owner.

We considered ‘good’ egg laying as a bonus, but really most of these birds do a fairly… [Read More]

Bumblefoot in Chickens: The Complete Care and Treatment Guide

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Last updated on March 22nd, 2018 at 03:11 pm

Bumblefoot, also known as pododermatitis, is quite common in chickens.

When you think about chickens’ feet, they do even more work than your feet! They are up and about all day and then when they go to bed they still stand on their feet. It’s really not surprising that they do suffer from foot problems occasionally.

A chicken’s foot has sixteen small bones in it so… [Read More]

Top 8 Chicken Breeds for Small Backyards

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Last updated on July 14th, 2018 at 01:24 pm

Although we always love doing these articles, this particular article is incredibly difficult to do since there are so many wonderful breeds out there.

If we missed out some of your favorite breeds – sorry! We had to eliminate some of ours too.

When shortlisting the best chicken breeds for small backyards we used the follow criteria:

Space requirements Noise factor Egg production Friendliness Low maintenance… [Read More]

Diarrhea in Backyard Chickens: Causes, Treatment and Care

Diarrhea in Backyard Chickens Causes, Treatment and Care Blog Cover

Last updated on March 14th, 2018 at 12:39 pm

There are several different causes of diarrhea in chickens.

Some are fairly normal and will resolve themselves on their own, yet others can be problematic.

Seeing it for the first time can be quite alarming!

In this article we are going to take a look at causes of diarrhea and explain what you can do to help your birds.

Chicken Diarrhea Causes and Treatment

At this… [Read More]