Blue chickens are the most extravagant, fancy chickens you will ever see. The funny thing about them is that they aren’t necessarily all blue. In fact, the color differences often make them even more striking. As you read on, you will discover that blue chickens aren’t as blue as you were expecting… You need to […]
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!
With hundreds of chicken breeds to choose from, choosing the right breed for yourself can be confusing or even just plain befuddling. I highly recommend that you consider raising Marans. Why? They are hardy, friendly, good laying, and gorgeous to look at. In this article, I am going to lay out all the info you
One of the most challenging things about owning chickens is simply restraining yourself from getting more. Even for keepers who have the most utilitarian purposes for their birds, chickens just have a way of getting a hold of you. Pretty soon you find yourself buying birds on a whim or for reasons that you never
Anyone who has spent any amount of time around chickens knows they can be very difficult to catch when they don’t want to be. They are quick and agile, and can turn on a dime. Hens are bad enough, but roosters take it to a whole different level. An agitated rooster can turn the tables
I cannot honestly say that I know a single person that owns chickens, be they pets or livestock, that has not given in to the urge to let them try a little bit of our own food. It’s easy to see why… Most people really want their birds to be happy, and since they are
Anyone who has owned chickens for any length of time, especially on a busy farm or homestead with lots of other animals, knows that these feathered fiends are notorious for swiping food from other animals. A little hay from the horses, some pellets from the goats, and even food from your very own pets. Speaking
When it comes to feeding chickens, you’ve probably noticed that they tend to be highly enthusiastic when it comes to fruit. After all, what could be better than a perfectly ripe, sweet and succulent piece of fruit? Not much, I say, and apparently most chickens agree with me judging by how quickly they devour the
Chickens can eat all sorts of vegetables, including many vegetables that we humans eat. And while a choice veggie here and there can be a great supplement to your chickens’ usual diet, they can’t eat quite everything that we can or eat things the way that we usually prepare them. Let’s look at pickles. Pickles
Do you ever wonder who had the first taste of honey ever? It’s a funny thing to think about, because who would ever think to eat something made by insects, and who could get past that swarming cloud of stingers anyway?! But when you think about chickens, it kind of makes sense that they could
For most people, when we think of squashes we tend to think of decorations first before we think of food. Pumpkins and gourds are regular fixtures in all sorts of autumn decorations, while zucchinis and spaghetti squashes are two of the most commonly eaten varieties. But how about our chickens? Are squashes something that chickens