Chicken Waste Management

I’m going to kick things off by talking about chicken waste – not the most glamorous topic, I know, but hear me out. This stuff is a significant by-product of the poultry industry, composed of manure, feathers, spilled feed, and bedding material. It’s not just something farmers deal with; it’s got broader implications. You’re going … Read more

Raising Backyard Chickens 101

Free Range Chickens

Many people in the inner city suburbs are starting to realize the benefits of raising backyard chickens. They are easy to take care of, produce fresh eggs for the table, and are a great learning tool about farm life for children growing up in the inner city. This article will give you the inside scoop … Read more

Raising Free-Range Chickens

Free Range Chickens

Raising free-range chickens is a hotly debated topic with many things to consider from both sides. Before deciding what to do, evaluating the pros and cons of letting your chickens roam free is best. Several of our neighbors raise chickens, and most of them do so with coops surrounded by fully enclosed runs. In some … Read more

Best Laying Hen Breeds

laying hens

When we started raising backyard chickens, we put a lot of thought and research into the best laying hen breeds. 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 which … Read more

Predator Proof Chicken Coop

Predator Proofing

Protecting chickens from predators is such an important topic, and a predator-proof chicken coop is vital to flock safety. This article helps you determine the type of predators you have and find what works well for safeguarding backyard chickens. In the natural food chain theme, chickens have no predator defense other than some distrust, unlike … Read more