20+ Winter Boredom Busters for Backyard Chickens!
Snowy, sub-zero winter weather, hurricanes or severe weather of any type present challenges for chicken keepers and their flocks. Whenever chickens are suddenly confined to spaces smaller than they ordinarily enjoy, boredom and behavioral problems such as feather picking, and egg-eating can resu ...
Backyard Chicken Eggonomics: How Much Does it Really Cost to Raise Chickens?
I’ve found that this is a question I’m often asked when I tell people that I raise backyard chickens. How much does it cost in dollars as well as time? So I decided to start taking note…
chicken toys ??
My chickens found a hair band or a pony tail holder, they played keep away with that thing forever! I took it away, afraid they might try to eat it. I guess...
VEG Design Solutions, Part One: the Chicken/Fox Filter - The Permaculture Research Institute
by Dan Palmer, Very Edible Gardens When designing edible gardens, a site-specific problem will often crop up. One of the most enjoyable aspects of permaculture design for us is devising site-specific
10 Best Egg Laying Chicken Breeds (up to 300 per Year!)
Make sure you're not raising the wrong hen. Here's 10 of the best egg laying chicken breeds that will give you up to 300 eggs per year.
Chicken Coop Necessities: 6 Things Your Coop Must Have
Make sure your chicken coop has everything it needs to keep your hens happy, healthy, and safe!
The Chicken Tractor: A Mobile Chicken Coop
Treat your chickens to an easy-to-use and low-maintenance home that never has to leave your backyard! Check out Fix.com's plans for a chicken tractor!
12 Perennials to Plant for Free Chicken Food - Reformation Acres
Grow these 12 perennials as edible landscaping that will create free chicken food, shade, and shelter from overhead predators for your flock.
How to Raise Chickens Cheaply - Small budget? No Problem.
How to Raise Chickens Cheaply - Small budget? No Problem. Tips for raising chickens on a budget.
Life Hacks - 40+ Boredom Busters for Chickens and Chicks
We speak highly of free ranging on this blog. There are so many benefits for the chickens and for your feed bills, but the truth of the matter is that free ranging is not always possible for many flock owners. Whether one lives in a suburban setting or a rural setting with plentiful predators, there are many situations where flocks must be kept in limited spaces. Recent studies on chicken intelligence (yes - money has been spent on this, apparently) have determined that chickens are as…