Depending on where you live and your climate, it can be difficult to raise chickens in the summer. Imagine living in the dry southwest or the humid southeast. Can you still safely raise chickens in the heat? Yes! Here’s how to keep chickens cool in the summer. How to keep chickens cool Here are top […]
Backyard Chickens and Roosters
Backyard chickens and roosters can be a great addition to your homestead. Backyard chickens, sometimes called urban chickens, are fowl breeds that you can raise in a typical backyard. Chickens are an excellent food source. They produce eggs. Later, as the chickens mature and their egg production declines, they produce meat.
Raising Backyard Chickens and Roosters
Chickens are trending as people become more concerned where their food comes. Raising chickens in their own backyard give people more control of the quality of eggs produced. Perhaps they choose to free range the chickens or feed them with organic feeds only. This significantly increases the health factor of the eggs and also the meat from the chicken. There are also people who sell eggs and who are keeping chickens as part of a survival or prepping plan.
And what about raising a rooster? Are you considering one? We explore all there is to know about roosters so you can make the right decision.
Chickens have long been part of the world’s history. Facts about Raising Chickens is that they are believed to be domesticated for cockfighting purposes, initially, before becoming food sources. Today, they serve both purposes across the globe. Facts About Raising Chickens Scientifically known as Gallus domesticus, the chicken is said to be first tamed in […]
The trend of raising backyard chickens is catching up and for a very good reason. Producing your own food is a good way to cut expenses and also reduce your exposure to chemicals used in commercialized food production. People who raise backyard chickens are those that would want to maximize their unused outdoor space and […]
Raising backyard chickens for beginners is exciting and very rewarding. Chickens can be seen as pets and/or a source of food. Either way, chickens can give you joy, a sense of fulfillment, and eggs. If you have kids, the fun is exponentially multiplied as chickens are very social. They are simply entertaining with their different personalities. […]
Raising roosters is tricky business, and you need all the help & advice you can get on Tips on Raising Roosters. is becoming more popular as an increasing number of people become more health conscious. Being able to raise your own roosters and chickens to get the healthiest eggs is a great thing. Here are […]
A few months ago, one of our hens, Pigwidgeon, went broody. She was soon joined (literally, in the same nest) by her pal Hedwig. Before long, April had taken over the nestbox in the other coop. Some hens will sit on a nest for a few days and then go back to business as usual. So I kept […]