Everybody knows that chickens lay eggs. You know that, I know that, absolutely everyone knows that. For most of us, that’s why we got chickens in the first place. And for beginning chicken keepers, one of the biggest fears is accidentally cracking open an egg that’s been fertilized. Usually, seasoned keepers will correct them and […]
Chickens are by far the most popular breed to raise in the US. There are dozens of breeds to choose from, to fit any requirements or goals.
We’ll let you in about every aspect of raising chickens: feeding, housing, and much more!
Chicken fever is definitely gripping America again, and we see more and more homesteaders get excited about the idea of keeping a flock of their own. Chickens make surprisingly great and affordable pets, of course, but they’re also productive ones that can supply you with fresh eggs and excellent, high-quality meat. Perhaps the only downside
If you’re a chicken keeper, it pays to get acquainted with your birds. You need to know what normal looks like so you can spot abnormalities when it comes to health, behavior, and also their physiology. Birth defects and mutations can happen in chickens just like any other animal, and though they aren’t always cause
If you’ve spent any amount of time around chickens, you are probably already familiar with their typical physiology and body plan. Comb, wattles, beak, long neck, plump body, short wings, legs, and four toes on each foot. Simple as. Except, wait a second, does that chicken have 5 toes? It does, and on each foot!
If you’ve been spending any time around chicken owners, or reading chicken articles on the internet like this one, you’ve probably seen the term broody come up before. You’ve also probably seen references to broody hens. It’s an odd word, one you don’t really hear in any other context. But it’s an important one if
One of the most distinguished chickens in the world, the Salmon Faverolles is a very old heritage breed that hails from France. Originally developed as a dual-use chicken, this breed has taken on a new life as one that is beloved by chicken fanciers and as a shoulder, but it’s increasingly popular with backyard owners
Our chickens need rest just like we do, and just like every other animal, for that matter. It is essential that they get enough sleep in order to fight off diseases and stay healthy generally. A lack of sleep has been linked with all sorts of health problems and chickens, and just as importantly increased
When it comes to chickens, there’s always more to learn. Each and every breed has unique characteristics that make them better suited to different climates, various conditions, and different purposes… but also, different owners. That’s right, chicken breeds have unique attitudes and temperaments, and making sure you pick the right one that will get along
It doesn’t take much in the way of imagination or research to learn that chickens are the most popular livestock species in the world. With demand for both meat and eggs growing continually in pretty much every country around the globe, there’s no shortage of our feathered friends running around. But have you ever stopped
Isn’t it fun how every group of animals gets a fun name? A pack of wolves, a pride of lions, a pod of whales. Even among different bird species, they get all sorts of interesting names. From a flamboyance of flamingos to a murder of crows, a parliament of owls to a company of parrots.