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

aggressive rooster hurting hens

How to Stop Roosters From Hurting Hens Aggressive roosters are 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.  […]

Raising Rhode Island Red Chickens For Meat (Step-By-Step)

raising rhode island red chickens for meat

Rhode Island Red chickens are one of, if not the most popular breed of chicken for breeding, egg farming, and for meat. If you’re interested in raising Rhode Island Red chickens for meat, you’ve made a great choice. Rhode Island Reds are known for their even temperament, which can be especially important if you’re planning […]

Keep Chicken’s Water From Freezing This Winter (With and Without Electricity)

how to keep chicken water from freezing in winter

If you are raising chickens, you know the importance of providing your flock with a clean and fresh source of water. What you may not realize is just how essential water is to your flock’s health. The need for water increases during the hot summer months. In the winter, a chicken’s intake will decrease, but […]

How To Get Your Chickens to Like You (And Tame Them)

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How To Get Your Chickens to Like You As a backyard chicken raiser, owning chickens you can’t catch easily can be problematic. There are many instances where you need to pick up your chickens, wing clipping if you don’t want them to fly over the garden fence, applying medication, dusting for mites, checking their weight, […]

How To Keep A Chicken Coop Warm in Winter

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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

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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

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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 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 […]