10 Treats For Chickens For Winter Months

best treats for chickens in winter

It’s easy to give treats to our chickens when the weather’s nice outside. Our gardens are growing, there’s fresh produce everywhere you look and with the nice weather we tend to spend our time outside more. We throw table scraps into the chicken run for them to munch on, we weed the garden and throw […]

Is Rhubarb Poisonous To Chickens? (Will it Make Them Sick?)

can chickens eat rhubarb

Can Chickens Eat Rhubarb? Rhubarb just might be my favorite plant in my garden. I could eat rhubarb pie and rhubarb jam for days! But do you know who else likes it? My chickens. If you’ve asked around, then you’ve probably been told that it is not okay for chickens to eat rhubarb. But is […]

Is Your Chicken Eating Dog Poop? (Here’s What You Should Know)

chicken eating dog poop is it normal

There’s nothing more disgusting than watching another animal eating another animals poop. And to be honest, is not really a subject most of us enjoy talking about on a regular basis. But what if you witness your chickens eating dog poop. Why in the world would they do that and what, if anything should you […]

My Chicken Ate Styrofoam! (Should I Be Worried?)

what if a chicken eats styrofoam

When they say that chickens are omnivores, they’re not kidding! Chickens will literally try to eat anything. If you’ve ever spent time watching your chickens peck around the chicken run, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And for the most part, chickens will stay away from things that are not good for them. They […]

How Many Eggs Does A Chicken Lay In a Lifetime?

how many chicken eggs do laying hens lay in a lifetime

You’ve got your coop all set up, a fenced in run for the chickens to roam around in and get fresh air and stretch their wings. You even have their nesting boxes all put together and installed inside the coop. Now bring on the eggs! And don’t worry…the eggs are coming. And there will be […]

Do Backyard Chickens Attract Rats and Other Rodents?

If you’re entertaining the idea of raising a few backyard chickens, there’s a good chance you’re concerned about them attracting rats, mice and other rodents. But do backyard chickens attract rats? Fact is, I’ve found that backyard chickens themselves don’t attract rats. What attracts rats, mice and other vermin is the chicken feed and other […]

How to Clip a Chicken’s Flight Feathers (Easily and Safely)

Lisa lived in a development and had a large, fenced-in backyard for her chickens to free-range during the day. The wooden fence between her and her neighbor’s yard was 6 feet tall. Everything was going great until one day, one of Lisa’s chickens decided to explore the other side of the fence. Chickens, depending on […]

8 Chicken Breeds with Feathers on Their Feet

cochin chicken with feathered feet

People raise chickens for many different reasons. The most common is for egg production, but chickens can also be raised for shows, exhibitions, as pets, or simply to enjoy. Chickens come in hundreds of different breeds. In fact, there are over 500 breeds worldwide although not every breed is officially recognized. Within each breed, there […]

Chicken Breeds That Lay Brown Eggs

Did you know that all eggs start out white when they are inside a chicken? It’s true! It is not until the eggs pass through the hen’s uterus, also known as the “egg painting station”, that they get their pigmentation and color.  Brown eggs are egg-stremely popular. The rich tones give the eggs personality. They […]

5 Chicken Breeds That Lay White Eggs

If you prefer white eggs and are looking for chicken breeds that lay those beautiful, brilliant eggs, there are many breeds to choose from. As a matter of fact, you might even be doing yourself a favor by choosing chicken breeds that lay white eggs, because the “painting” process of eggs requires extra nutrients and […]