Carrots are among the most ubiquitous vegetables out there: they’re featured prominently in our own food, and also as food for various species of livestock. Chickens are among the most varied and adventurous eaters that you’re likely to find on a farm or homestead, but even they cannot eat everything. But how about carrots? Is […]
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!
It’s hard to imagine any piece of fruit that is more perfect and more appealing than a ripe, juicy strawberry. Enjoyed all around the world and appearing in countless desserts, strawberries are one of the world’s most popular fruits. That’s all well and good, but what we need to know today is if our chickens
There are days when it seems like there isn’t anything our chickens won’t eat. They’ll eat anything we can give them, everything they can catch in the yard, and every plant they can reach, including those perennials we worked so hard on. Oh well, at least it is nice to know they are getting a
If you know anything at all about chickens, you know that their wild ancestors, the red jungle fowl, had a highly varied diet. Furthermore, our own chickens will eat all sorts of things if you let them free-range. The trick is that chickens can’t eat everything just because it grows in nature, and some things
If there’s one thing you can count on your chickens to eat, it’s vegetables. Left to forage on their own, there are all sorts of plants out in the wild, or just around your property, that your birds will nibble on. Every chicken keeper that also has a garden knows the frustration, even anger that
One of the most enjoyable parts about owning chickens is seeing how they react to different foods that you give them. Sometimes they’ll turn their beak up, other times they will dig in with relish, and eagerly look forward to the next treat. Chickens can eat most whole fruits and vegetables, but not all. What
Taking care of chickens is a full-time job, and anything you can do or anything you can use to make that task easier is usually money well spent. It turns out there is one product that can act as a supplement, a parasite preventative, and maybe even a dewormer. I’m talking about diatomaceous earth, or
If you are trying to figure out which breed of chicken you want to get for starting your own flock, it can be intimidating. It seems like there are as many breeds as there are stars in the sky! Considering that each of them have their own unique advantages and disadvantages for keepers, you’ll want
If you have looked into getting it chickens of your own, your research has probably shown you time and time again how important it is to keep them in a coop. Aside from being a comfortable place for them to rest at night, it is really their only line of defense against predators. If your
If you’re planning on raising chickens, for whatever purpose, you’ll need to know your way around all of the many breeds that are available today. Each breed has its own unique characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages, and choosing a breed that is ill-suited for your purposes is only going to cause headaches. Today, we will be