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]

Preparing Your Chickens For Winter

Chickens do a pretty good job taking care of themselves, but when it comes to the cold winter months, they’ll need a little extra TLC. We would like to take you through the essentials of keeping chickens in the winter, but be sure to read our complete chicken winter guide here to get you through the cold months. Winterizing your chickens should be a regular part of your annual care plan for your critters. While… [Read More]

Mealworms vs Black Soldier Fly Larva

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. Lets 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 are not really worms. They are actually the larvae of a beetle called darkling beetle. They are the second of four stages… [Read More]

The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Chicken Feed

making chicken feed

Whether you are looking to cut down on feed expenses, give your chickens more of what they need, or looking into sustainable practices for prepping, making your own chicken feed can be a smart practice to posses.

In this ultimate guide to making your own chicken feed, you will learn everything you need to know about your chickens’ nutritional requirements and how you can meet them without purchasing commercial feed or supplements.

So, let’s get… [Read More]

All About Chicken Dust Baths

all about chicken dust baths

Chickens do some crazy things– that’s why we love them, right? But what-in-the-world are they doing when they are flopping around in the dirt, acting like a wounded animal?

What is My Chicken Doing?

If you’ve witnessed your chickens taking a dust bath, you may have thought they were injured or dying. After a few moments of freaking out, you could tell they were intentionally taking a bath…in the dust.

What is a Dust Bath?… [Read More]