Raising Ducks Vs Chickens

muscovy duck in water with ducklings

Raising ducks or raising chickens is becoming a far more frequently asked question. Backyard chicken keeping has been popular for many years as more folks became engaged in homesteading in small urban and suburban settings, as well as the more traditional larger scale rural setting. Duck keeping is garnering increased attention because the common myth that you need a pond to keep ducks for eggs has been busted … that and the huge creamy [Read More]

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Purchasing Chicks

There are 5 major mistakes people make when buying chicks, of course, we all make more mistakes than that, but we have narrowed it down to these major 5 – buying straight run when you only want eggs, buying meat bird chicks, bought an ornamental or game breed, bought from a shady source, or just flat out too many!

Chicks are absolutely adorable, and it can be really tough not to impulse buy a whole… [Read More]

How To Deal With A Loud Rooster

How to Deal with a Loud Rooster

If you’re lucky enough to live in an area where you can have roosters, you probably won’t think twice about the rampant crowing. You wouldn’t be wrong, either! Most areas that are very rural or zoned agricultural are pretty rooster-friendly, so it would never be an issue that pops up. Though, there are a few circumstances that might require you to keep your boys quiet, lets see the… [Read More]

5 Tips For Raising Backyard Chickens

5 tips for raising chickens

Have you finally decided to take the plunge into raising backyard chickens? A flock of hens can remind anyone of a simpler time – one where people got up early, leisurely tossed grain down to their birds, collected a basket of perfect eggs, and then cooked up a nice BIG omelet. YUM! Sounds ideal, right? Are you already hitching up your overalls and pulling on your mud boots?

Backyard chickens can be an amazing addition… [Read More]

Understanding Your Chickens’ Poop

Understanding Your Chickens’ Poop

It can be alarming if your chickens poop out a blob that looks a tad bit unfamiliar, or different than what you are used to seeing. But, the truth is, chicken’s poop will differ depending on what they eat, where the feces is coming from, and yes often it depends on their health. 

Let’s break down the ins and outs (yes, that out) of a chicken’s feces by starting with the digestive system of… [Read More]