8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Get Backyard Chickens

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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]

The Pecking Order: What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

The Pecking Order What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order’. In our minds eye, we likely see colleagues and co-workers neatly arranged in order of ‘merit’. From the CEO down to the janitor, everyone has a place in the ‘pecking order’.

The term ‘pecking order’ was first coined in 1921 by Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe to describe the hierarchy of flock dynamics and it came into popular usage in the 1930s.

At times the pecking order can make life… [Read More]

How Chickens Make Eggs and 3 Common Egg Laying Problems

How Chickens Make Eggs and 3 Common Egg Laying Problems Blog Cover

An egg contains a phenomenal amount of nutrition for its size, but you already knew that right?

An average egg contains a mere 75 calories but gives you 7g protein, 5g fat and 1.5g of saturated fat. In addition it gives you vitamins A, D, B12, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, choline, carotenoids and cholesterol!

And as reported by Pennsylvania State University if you eat only pasture raised chicken eggs instead of generic supermarket… [Read More]

How Long Will My Backyard Hens Live For?

How Long Will My Backyard Hens Live For Blog Cover

The oldest chicken ever to have lived was called Matilda, and she was sixteen years old when she finally died.

Her life circumstances were not ‘average chicken’. She belonged to a pair of stage magicians who took great care of her. Also, she never laid any eggs! She had quite a luxurious life with minimal stress- she apparently enjoyed being a ‘stage chicken’, even appearing on the Jay Leno show!

Aside from exceptional birds like… [Read More]

The 12 Daftest Things Ever Said About Backyard Chickens

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After the industrialization of farming post World War 2, many people became disconnected from the land, food and rural agricultural life in general. Times and practices were changing from a slower rural life, to a faster more industrialized city life.

This movement towards greater production was needed in order to provide food for everyone on a daily basis.

This had been amply demonstrated with the rationing of eggs and other products in England and Europe… [Read More]