During my many raising laying hens adventures, I found myself in a position I didn’t like. I had to do it, and I hated it. Five days before my family arrives for a holiday, there I am standing in the dairy aisle of Sprouts Farmers Market. As I reach toward the gray paper pulp carton, my […]
When we started raising backyard chickens, we put a lot of thought and research into the best egg layer hens to buy. Learning which breeds were best for our purpose saved us time as well as money by avoiding buying chickens not suitable for what we wanted. Now, twenty years later, we know which breeds work […]
Happy, healthy chickens need proper housing, but knowing what you need may seem daunting. Don’t let choosing the house for your chickens intimidate you.
Choosing A Meat Chicken Are you thinking about raising meat chickens in a backyard and wonder which are the best meat chicken breeds? With the growing popularity of raising backyard chickens comes an increasing interest in raising meat chickens. Dual-purpose chickens, those yielding both eggs and meat, are the most popular. But many backyard chicken […]
Even though it’s still cold in different areas of the country now is the time for planning and buying baby chicks for eggs and meat. If you’re to the stage of building your flock, it means you already know what chickens you want to raise. Whether you want laying hens or meat chickens, if you […]