7 Surprising Rules for Feeding Chickens

7-Surprising-Rules-for-Feeding-Chickens-Blog-Cover

Feeding your chickens is one of, if not, the most important task when it comes to raising backyard chickens. Get it right and you will have a healthy flock who merrily cluck every time you bring them one of their favourite snacks or kitchen scraps! Get it wrong, and it can lead to reduced egg […]

Read More…

7 Reasons Why Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs

7 Reasons Why Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs Blog Cover

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

Read More…

7 Ways To Keep Your Chickens Cool During Summer

7 Ways To Keep Your Chickens Cool During Summer Blog Cover

Spring has now past and we are slowly creeping forward into the summer. Whilst this is great for most of us as it means holidays and great weather, spare a thought for our two legged friends who often struggle in the heat. Here in the US, we can expect to see temperatures soar over 100Fahrenheit […]

Read More…

Chicken Supplies: 7 Things Every Flock Needs

Chicken Supplies 7 Things Every Flock Needs Blog Cover

Keeping chickens is relaxing and enjoyable, but before you get your fluffy little friends there are a few things you should have ready. Just as we need some furniture, carpets and other goodies to make our homes complete, so do chickens. They aren’t as demanding as most folks, but there are a few supplies they […]

Read More…

7 Must Read Chicken Books for Backyard Chicken Keepers

7 Must Read Chicken Books for Backyard Chicken Keepers Blog Cover

I was recently asked what my ‘go to’ books are, if I need advice or ideas with raising chickens. Whilst we cover almost everything imaginable about chickens at The Happy Chicken Coop, there is still something nice about having a paper book! Without hesitation, I could think of five books which have helped me with […]

Read More…

7 Natural Ways to Boost Your Chicken's Immune System

7 Natural Ways to Boost Your Chicken’s Immune System Blog Cover

At this time of year, we are all suffering from the winter blahs to some degree. Chickens too can get ‘low’, after all there is little fresh green food available, exercise is limited, and daylight is short. So what can you do to help boost your chicken’s immune system and get them feeling ‘peppy’ for […]

Read More…

7 Natural Ways to Treat Chicken Mites and Stop Them Returning

7 Natural Ways to Treat Chicken Mites and Stop Them Returning Blog Cover

I’m betting that some of you are already going ‘eww’ and have started scratching! The good news is that chicken mites live on chickens (in general) – not people, although they can and will bite you possibly causing a local skin irritation. If left untreated mites can be extremely harmful to your chickens and can […]

Read More…

Chicken Heat Stroke and 7 Shade Ideas for Your Flock

Chicken Heat Stroke and 7 Shade Ideas for Your Flock Blog Cover

The temperature here has reached a blazing ninety one Fahrenheit in the Northeast, with oppressive humidity to match. It’s almost impossible to go outside without wilting. Chickens cannot sweat like us, so hot weather can be seriously problematic for them. Whilst they can acclimate to hot climates pretty well, they do not do well in […]

Read More…

7 Reasons Why You Should Not Get Chickens

7 Reasons Why You Should Not Get Chickens

Many people get chickens thinking they are cute, easy to look after and do not require a great deal of maintenance. After all, how much upkeep can a chicken require? Unfortunately, this rosy outlook puts a lot of chickens into shelters, on the streets or killed because they did not meet the owners’ expectations. If […]

Read More…