During my many raising laying hens adventures, I found myself in a position I didn’t like. I had to do it and wouldn’t say I liked it. Five days before my family arrives for a holiday, I am standing in the dairy aisle of Sprouts Farmers Market. As I reach toward the gray paper pulp carton, […]
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 and money by avoiding buying chickens unsuitable for what we wanted. Twenty years later, we know which breeds work best for us. So […]
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.
Are you thinking about raising meat chickens in a backyard and wonderingwhich meat chicken breeds are best? With the growing popularity of raisingbackyard 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 farmers are turning to meat chickens for their betterflavor. […]
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 at 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, you will […]