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

Last updated on December 23rd, 2019 at 03:22 pm

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… [Read More]

14 Ways Keeping Backyard Chickens Saves Your Garden and the Environment

14 Ways Keeping Backyard Chickens Saves Your Garden and the Environment

Last updated on December 31st, 2019 at 10:43 am

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… [Read More]

10 Mistakes Made In Winter With Your Chickens

10 mistakes made in winter with your chickens

It is very important for chicken owners to know how to care for their flock when the weather outside gets colder. Some places might not get snow, but others get several feet of snow, and either way preparing for winter is a wise thing for everyone to do. I will share ten different mistakes chicken owners can make, why they are wrong, and what you can do about it. 

Letting The Chicken’s Water… [Read More]

The Red Jungle Fowl Breed Profile – Egg Laying, Temperament, Broodiness

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If you like your chickens wild, the Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus Gallus) is the way to go! They don’t care to make friends with their humans and prefer to disappear into nature as much as they can. This is because it is considered to be the great-great-great-great (ok you get the idea) grandfather of all domestic chickens and can still be found in the wild in the Caribbean and Asia, so they are truly… [Read More]

The Naked Neck Chicken Breed Profile

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 11:18 pm

The Naked Neck, or Turken, is the ugly duckling of the flock. At first, you might notice is her nakedness, large-looking head, and scant coif of feathers adorning her large-looking head. You may even think there is something wrong with her.

Typically, if one of your chickens has feather loss, you spring into assessment mode to attempt to figure out the underlying cause. Is… [Read More]