When we started raising backyard chickens, we put a lot of thought and research into the chickens we wanted to buy. Learning which breeds were best for our purpose saved us time and money by avoiding buying chickens not suitable for what we wanted. Now, twenty years later, we know which breeds … Continue reading →
After months of writing and editing, our long-awaited e-book, Raising Chickens for Fun and Profit, is now available.
Listening to the requests of our readers, we’ve compiled all the information a new backyard chicken farmer needs for their first flock.• Choosing chicken breeds, where … Continue reading →
Sometimes I am at a loss for what to post for my readers. Do they want more information on laying hens, Building a chicken coop, or how to raise meat chickens. So with all these possible article ideas running around in my head, you have to wonder, “What’s a backyard chicken blogger to … Continue reading →
Heritage Chicken Breeds HistoryChickens and their eggs are a main part of the American diet. Since making their first appearance with Spanish explorers we’ve seen breeds developed specifically for enhanced meat and egg production.In 1873, the American Poultry Association published … Continue reading →
Raising Meat ChickensEven though the first day of winter was only a month ago, it is time to start planning for raising meat chickens during the coming spring.If you’re still straddling the fence, I hope this article helps you decide if you’re able, or most importantly, if raising meat … Continue reading →