The Definitive Guide to Chicken Tractors and 13 Free DIY Plans

The Definite Guide to Chicken Tractors and 13 Free DIY Plans Blog Cover

What exactly is a chicken tractor?

Simply put, it is a mobile home much like a caravan, or trailer, which contains everything your chicken needs in her house. It is a portable chicken coop.

It will contain food, water, a roosting perch, nesting box and a nice place for her to free range.

In this definitive guide we will give you the basics on them before detailing the key things you need to consider when… [Read More]

The Complete Guide to Chicken Feed

The Complete Guide to Chicken Feed Blog Cover

Chicken feed may not be something you give a great deal of thought to – you go buy a bag for your hens and that’s it.

Companies that manufacture chicken feed actually give a great deal of thought, time and research to feeding all poultry exactly what they need.

If your hens are eating the right feed you will be rewarded with healthy hens than lay lots of eggs for you. But feeding them… [Read More]

Top 5 Lap Chicken Breeds

Top 5 Lap Chicken Breeds Blog Cover

We stretched the ‘lap’ chicken to house chicken, but it boils down to the same thing: a chicken that is comfortable to be in a house with people, and can be considered a companion bird. A bird that will thrive in a secure confined space with its favorite owner.

We considered ‘good’ egg laying as a bonus, but really most of these birds do a fairly respectable job on that score.

All of the birds… [Read More]

Top 8 Chicken Breeds for Small Backyards

Top 8 Chicken Breeds for Small Backyards Blog Cover

Although we always love doing these articles, this particular article is incredibly difficult to do since there are so many wonderful breeds out there.

If we missed out some of your favorite breeds – sorry! We had to eliminate some of ours too.

When shortlisting the best chicken breeds for small backyards we used the follow criteria:

Space requirements Noise factor Egg production Friendliness Low maintenance Breed cost

The key words used here are small[Read More]

Chicken Roosts: What Are Perches and Why Your Hens Need Them

Chicken Roosts What Are Perches and Why Your Hens Need Them Blog Cover

You would think that there isn’t much to write about regarding roosting perches right?

As ‘seasoned’ poultry keepers, we sometimes are surprised by seemingly simple questions that new folks ask – but keep on asking!

What we take for granted, things that we have found or worked out may be second nature to us, but it is important to share this knowledge as much of it is not found quickly or easily in books.

So… [Read More]