What Animal Kills Chickens Without Eating Them?

raccoon in chicken coop

What Animal Kills Chickens Without Eating Them? Chicken is the favorite meal for almost every carnivore. Chickens trapped in coops during the night and running around the yard during the day are a predator’s preferred dish. They’re easy to catch and don’t fight back. And after one is caught, and they get a taste for […]

How to Keep Snakes Out of Chicken Coops (5 Tips!)

The last thing in the world you want to experience is reaching your hand into a dark nest to retrieve your breakfast and encountering a slimy, slithering snake with a belly full of your eggs.  It does happen quite frequently. You get complacent about collecting eggs, it’s a routine process. Snakes are part of nature […]

How to Tell if Chickens Have Worms (And Treat Them Naturally)

rooster and hens on roost

How to Tell if Chickens Have Worms All farm animals, including chickens, are capable of hosting a variety of parasites, including worms. Worming should be considered one of the aspects of caring for your chickens’ basic health needs. If not prevented and treated, worms can be harmful to the health of your flock.  In this […]

The Best Chicken Wormer For Laying Hens (With Egg Withdrawal Periods)

roosting chickens

In this article I describe some of the most common types of worms that infect chickens, what you can do to help prevent your hens from getting worms and finally, what I’ve found to be the best chicken wormer for laying hens. I also share what common egg withdrawl periods are for each product. The […]

How to Get Rid of Mites on Chickens (Naturally and With Medication)

chicken taking a dust bath to treat mites

Mites and lice are a real problem that you will have with your backyard flock, and it’s something you’ll need to deal with right away. Here’s the best ways They only come out at night. They hide in the deep cracks and crannies of your chicken coop. They are little vampires that sneak around and […]

5 Best Chicken Coops for Small Backyard Flock (Reviews and Buyers Guide)

chicken coop for small backyard flock

While chicken coops are relatively easy to build, provided you have the tools, materials, and time, it isn’t always the right solution for everyone. Sometimes you need a quality chicken coop in a hurry, or a second chicken coop for a growing flock. And sometimes you simply don’t want to make plans, buy materials, and […]

How To Keep Cats Away From Chickens (Will Cats Kill Chickens?)

cats and chickens living together

Cats and Chickens Problems It might make sense to think that cats would pester your flock of chickens. Cats love hunting birds, and chickens are birds. Fortunately, cats tend to go after animals that don’t pose a threat. This means that cats will tend to go after small birds, rats, mice, and occasionally other pets […]

Breathing Chicken Dust | The Best Dust Mask For Cleaning Chicken Coops

dangers of breathing chicken dust and how to prevent it

If you’re raising lots of chickens in a somewhat cramped space, you may need to occasionally clean out the area. While the issue of chicken dust isn’t commonly associated with breathing issues, exposure over long periods of time can absolutely be harmful to your respiratory system. It not only stinks, but it can cause symptoms […]

Top 5 Best Bedding For Chicken Nesting Boxes (And Where To Buy Them)

best chicken nesting box bedding

One of the main reasons many of us choose to raise chickens is to enjoy the eggs they produce. Since happy chickens produce more eggs, we want to make sure our hens our comfortable in their nests. In this article we take a look at what I’ve found to be the best bedding for chicken […]