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]
Chickens are entertaining little creatures that are great for pure enjoyment, ornamental appeal, and fresh eggs. Bringing home a new flock is an exciting experience but if they arrive without proper preparation, the excitement can turn into panic quickly. When you are not prepared is when you will spend the most money trying to purchase everything you need for your new flock urgently.
The following list I have put together are absolute must-haves for the… [Read More]
If you raise chickens and you’re not incorporating them into your garden maintenance, you might be missing out on a fantastic win-win! Wondering if it’s worth starting a garden and employing your chickens to help out with the maintenance? We have been gardening with chickens for years now and I want to tell you, there are definitely pro’s and con’s.
PROS TO HAVING CHICKENS IN THE GARDEN
Lets start with considering some of the… [Read More]
The vast majority of chickens have combs, but why is that?
It is a very unique and important part of the chicken as we shall learn. The first ‘combs’ were found on the dinosaur remains of the Edmontosaurus (one of the last dinosaurs on Earth).
Today we are going to explore exactly why chickens have combs, what sort of comb types there are, and how to keep those combs healthy.
What Is… [Read More]
Today’s topic is common disease and problems found in your flock that you can usually treat at home.
Some of the diseases and problems that can plague chickens are easily dealt with at home using common remedies that you likely have in your medicine chest.
As we all know, running off to the veterinary every time something occurs is expensive and often happens on ‘off’ hours or weekends.
So in this article we discuss the… [Read More]