The 7 Best Places To Buy Chickens

Best place to buy chickens

You’ve decided to dive in and start your own backyard flock, but you’re not sure where to buy chickens from.  Don’t worry, you’re not alone; it can seem a little overwhelming to try and narrow down the best place to buy chickens from, but I’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn where the best place […]

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Making Your Own Mealworm Farm 101

mealworm farm

If your chickens are anything like ours, then they love to eat mealworms. Mealworms are a healthy, nutritious snack full of protein that helps your hens lay lots of eggs. We’ve previously discussed our favorite healthy chicken treats and mealworms were in the top 3 of that list! There is one catch, though. Feeding your […]

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The Pecking Order: What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

Pecking Order in Chickens

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order. In our mind’s eye, we likely see colleagues and co-workers neatly arranged in order of ‘merit.’ From the CEO down to the janitor, everyone has a place in the ‘pecking order. The term ‘pecking order’ was first coined in 1921 by Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe to describe the hierarchy […]

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How Much Room Do Chickens Need?

how much room do chickens need

Before we ever entertained the idea of keeping chickens in our garden, we were long under the impression that you need lots of land to keep chickens- ideally, at least an acre of grass. Fortunately, this isn’t the case (unless you are planning on keeping thousands of them!), and you’d be surprised by the actual […]

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10 Breeds of Chicken That Will Lay Lots of Eggs for You

egg laying chicken breeds

For many people, the main incentive of raising backyard chickens is a fresh supply of eggs. I still remember walking down to my chickens’ nesting boxes for the first time and picking up those warm fresh eggs! Knowing the chicken breeds that lay lots of eggs is important. Most beginners don’t know that the breed […]

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Mealworms vs Black Soldier Fly Larvae

Mealworms have always been the go-to protein treat for chickens, but the black soldier fly larva is becoming more and more popular for many good reasons. Let’s see how they both stack up in comparison and which is best for your flock. The term ‘mealworm’ is really a misnomer. These little bits of wiggly beings […]

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9 Reasons Why Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs

empty nests

It’s always a cause for concern when your chickens stop laying eggs. In fact, noticing this can help you identify if your chickens are ill. That’s why we always keep track of the number of eggs our chickens lay- this way; we know straight away if somethings wrong. There are lots of reasons why your […]

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What Exactly Is a Broody Hen and How to Stop It?

broody hen

Your hen is squawking whenever you approach her, and she won’t leave her nesting box. What’s wrong, is she ill? Far from it, and chances are she is just broody and wants chicks. If you aren’t planning on having chicks, this can be problematic because the hen in question will stop laying eggs. Whatever the […]

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How To Store Your Chickens’ Freshly Laid Eggs

How To Store Your Chickens’ Freshly Laid Eggs

There are not too many greater pleasures in life than strolling down to the bottom of your garden, reaching into your nest box, and pulling out a freshly laid egg. If you time it just right, the egg will still be warm! You joyfully walk back inside and take the egg into your kitchen to […]

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