7 Chicken Breeds That Do Well in Cold Climates

7 Chicken Breeds That Do Well in Cold Climates Blog Cover

The winter weather here in upstate New York during the winter can be brutal, and certain breeds of chicken just don’t survive here.

It’s crucial that when you’re considering which breed of chicken to get, you take into account your local climate in addition to the bird’s natural climate.

A mismatch of the two can prove a deadly combination!

For instance a breed like Minorcas will do great in hot climates but would desperately struggle… [Read More]

Preparing For The Arrival Of Your New Chicks

Preparing For The Arrival Of Your Baby Chicks

You have chosen your breeds, placed your order and are waiting for the arrival of your new chickens.

Now what?

Well, instead of sitting and waiting, you should make sure you have everything you need and that it works well in advance of the arrival of your chicks!

There are a few things specific to new chicks that you will need to have in place, tested and ready to go. We are going… [Read More]

Results: The Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards 2015

Results- Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards of 2015

As many of you who read this blog will know, two weeks ago we started The Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards of 2015.

You have been voting in your thousands and last Monday (6th July) the voting lines were closed.

Before we get to the results I want to thank everybody who turned up and voted for their favourite backyard chicken blog.

Now let’s take a look at the results and announce the winners.

#1:… [Read More]