How To Keep A Chicken Coop Warm in Winter

chickens standing in coop entrance in winter

How To Keep A Chicken Coop Warm in Winter If you think about the history of chickens, domesticated chickens have been around for thousands of years. They were an important resource for mankind long before modern conveniences were invented. The pilgrims brought chickens when they first landed in America.  Despite their proven hardiness, many chicken […]

Tips For Caring For Free Range Chickens In Winter

hen roosting in the snow in winter

Raising Free Range Chickens is a dream-come-true for many chicken enthusiasts. Your girls are happier, healthier, and your eggs can be organic and free-range. You can save money on commercial feed and there is the added benefit of reducing your pesky insect population. Chicken owners take great pleasure in watching happy chickens taking dust baths […]

How To Help Keep Chickens Laying Eggs In Winter

egg laying hen in winter

According to the chicken experts at Silver Lake Farms chickens can stop laying eggs for a variety of reasons such as stress, lack of nutrition, insufficient light, old age, or because they are molting. It’s also completely normal for chickens to stop laying eggs in winter. Why Chickens Stop Laying During The Winter The biggest […]

9 Best Egg Laying Chicken Breeds For Cold Climates

If you live in the Southern states, winter is not much of an issue when it comes to raising chickens. If you’re from the North, the long, cold, dark winter months will take a toll on your chickens if they are not cold-hardy birds. Certain breeds of chickens were developed specifically to resist the cold […]

How To Stop Aggressive Roosters From Hurting Hens (And People!)

aggressive rooster hurting hens

How to Stop Roosters From Hurting Hens Aggressive roosters is something that I hear about all the time. It’s not uncommon at all to learn that one day your rooster that you’ve either adopted or have raised since birth has suddenly become very aggressive; towards you or towards the hens he’s supposed to be protecting.  […]

How Long Do Roosters Live (Tips For Increasing Rooster Longevity)

how long do roosters live for

How Long do Roosters Live? One of the most common questions I hear from readers is about the lifespan of their egg laying hens. What’s interesting is that I don’t get asked very often how long roosters live or what a roosters lifespan is.  Since roosters are an important part of your backyard flock, it’s […]

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 […]