Are Herbicides and Pesticides Safe for Chickens?

You love your chickens and your lawn, but even more, you love watching your chickens enjoy your lawn. However, you absolutely hate weeds and pests! You want a beautiful lawn and you want to kill every tick that moves. There are many products available to rid your lovely lawn of unsightly weeds, and the insects that do damage to your garden, but do they go hand-in-hand with your precious flock?

To be frank, herbicides and pesticides… [Read More]

How Long Do Eggs Last Before Going Bad?

Often when I’m handing over a dozen eggs to a new egg customer, they ask me how long my eggs can be stored before they ‘go bad’.  This opens up a rabbit hole of other questions and bits of information people are likely not to know about with respect to storing, washing, keeping, and eating eggs.

How long do eggs last?  Well, it depends upon where you get them from, how long they’ve been… [Read More]

Should I Have A Rooster? – Learn The Pros and Cons

rooster crowing

For me, deciding whether or not to own a rooster to compliment my brood of hens is easy.  I am definitely am for owning a rooster, but in certain situations. To be fair, for the open minded chicken farmer or chicken owner, it would be best to consider the pros and cons of a rooster before jumping to a decision. So, without further (cock a doodle) adieu, here are some rooster-pros and then we will… [Read More]

Raising Turkeys and Chickens Together – Can You and Should You?

Poultry enthusiasts often dabble with different species of birds. One of the questions that comes up often is,  “Can I keep chickens with other kinds of poultry?” or “Can I have a mixed flock?” The short answer is YES, you can. But should you?

Generally speaking, ducks, peafowl, and turkeys can certainly be kept on the same property together, and they would coexist very well. Most types of poultry prefer to spend time with… [Read More]

Top 10 Mistakes People Make Raising Chickens

Being a new chicken owner is fun and exciting, and it is easy to become enamored with chickens and their adorable antics. Generally speaking, chickens are hearty little creatures that often take great care of themselves. But mistakes are made, and here are my top 10 mistakes made starting off raising chickens. Had I known what I know now, I may have been able to keep my first few flock members around for much longer.

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