How Long Will My Backyard Hens Live For?

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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]

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]

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]