Raising healthy chickens are a staple of homesteading. The urban farming movement and trend toward a rural lifestyle shift has spurred an increased demand. Availability through online marketplaces has further fueled the desire and ease of raising livestock in our backyards. Modern, healthy chickens need a larger diet because they’re bred to produce a greater volume […]
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.
As the proud owner of backyard chickens, you know there are certain responsibilities that go along with the title of “keeper.” You must attend to your brood’s needs. You must make sure they have a clean environment with fresh bedding, food and water. How To Raise Backyard Chickens There are systems you can use to make […]
Chicken swings can be great fun for hens. They reduce coop boredom. When you keep your chickens occupied and happy, they are less likely to peck at one another. Chicken swings introduce activity, exercise and recreation for your brood. We like to think of it as hen-tertainment. When we , our kids thought these were […]
Keeping chickens is steadily gaining popularity. As useful as they are to us humans, it is important to consider their quality of life too. Scientists have only begun to touch on the remarkable capabilities that chickens have for feeling emotion and intelligence. Providing fun things for chickens to do will keep them stimulated and happy. […]
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 […]
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. Comparing the Best Chicken Swings Facts About Raising Chickens Scientifically known as Gallus domesticus, the chicken is said to […]