Last Updated on February 13th, 2019Incubation for Beginners – Hatching your own chickens can be an educational and rewarding experience and with the right equipment and some best practices you can be on your way to having backyard chickens in no time. Incubation allows backyard poultry enthusiasts to hatch chickens and ensure the eggs are […]
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.
Last Updated on January 22nd, 2019Chicken feed – chickens like people, really only need one thing to get by: a consistent source of nutrition they can depend on. Mealtimes are central to a healthy and fulfilling life. With that in mind, as a chicken owner, what your birds eat is the beginning and end of almost all […]
Last Updated on May 18th, 2018Chicken diseases – Do you have a backyard flock of chickens? There are lots of benefits of keeping chickens. However, in order to be a responsible chicken owner, you have to make sure they stay healthy. Otherwise, they could stop laying altogether. This means preventing contraction of diseases, treating them […]
Last Updated on December 22nd, 2018Chickens 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, […]
Last Updated on February 13th, 2019Raising 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 […]
Last Updated on February 13th, 2019Water Your Backyard Chickens – 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 […]
Last Updated on March 25th, 2019Chicken 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 , […]
Last Updated on March 25th, 2019Best chicken toys – 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 […]
Last Updated on June 21st, 2018Keep chickens cool, 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. […]
Last Updated on May 31st, 2018Raise Backyard Chickens Hacks- 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 […]