Why You’re Feeding Your Chickens To Death And How To Stop It

We all love our chickens and want to do what’s best for them.

I know I love nothing more than spoiling them with kitchen scraps and homemade treats, but did you ever stop to think you might be doing more harm than good?

Over-feeding your girls can lead to obesity and a whole lot of health issues. Not only that, but many foods which humans eat such as avocados is actually poisonous to chickens… [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]

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]

14 Ways Keeping Backyard Chickens Saves Your Garden and the Environment

14 Ways Keeping Backyard Chickens Saves Your Garden and the Environment

Chickens were domesticated around 9000 years ago in Indian and Eastern Asia. Since then they have been the source of much amusement, enjoyment and food.

Today, we want to honour the backyard chicken and show everyone just what an incredible animal they are. For instance, did you know that the average US household would need 5 chickens to ensure a fresh supply of eggs all year round?

We have decided to prove exactly how great… [Read More]

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]