Sep 182014
Free Chicken Coop Plans

Free Chicken Coop Plans Let’s face it.   The biggest start up expense if you want to start raising backyard chickens is buying or building the chicken coop. Cheap Chicken Coops You don’t have to spend a lot of money to build a great chicken coop.  Keep in mind, the more chickens you have, the […]

Aug 182014
Chicken Coop Security - How To Keep Your Flock Safe

Chicken Coop Security   My non chicken coop friends kind of chuckle at me good naturedly when I talk about the lengths that I have gone to keep my chickens safe from chicken predators. These non chicken people love to watch my chickens run around my back yard and they certainly enjoy the fresh eggs […]

Aug 112014
Buy A Chicken Coop Online

Buy A Chicken Coop Online Raising chickens in  your backyard can be a fun and exciting venture.  I have been keeping chickens in my yard for years now and I still get a thrill every year when the new chicks start arriving.  They are just so darn cute!  All of my chicken coops to date […]

Jul 072014
Do Chickens Make Their Own Nests?

Do Chickens Make Their Own Nests?  I have been asked this question many times.  Chickens DO NOT make their own nests like other birds do.  Wild birds will gather materials like twigs, twine, fabric, grasses, mud etc. and will actually construct a nest in a tree or a corner of a building or any other […]

Jun 262014
How To Build A Chicken Coop Cheaply

How To Build A Chicken Coop Cheaply   I am assuming you are here because you need to a chicken coop and you are trying to figure out how to build a chicken coop cheaply. Anyone who has gone online and looked at chicken coops knows right away that they are not cheap.  And, quite […]

Jun 232014
Build A Raccoon Proof Chicken Coop

Build A Raccoon Proof Chicken Coop This post is very timely and unfortunately too late for a friend of mine who just lost 6 of her chicks to a raccoon last night.  We spent several hours yesterday re-enforcing her chicken coop and failed to consider the flimsy, cheap and completely un-secure latches on the doors. […]

Jun 172014
Caring For Backyard Chickens When It Is Hot

  Chicken Care In The Summer It is mid June here in Kentucky and the temperature is expected to soar into the mid 90’s this week.  Most of us humans can retreat to our air conditioned homes to get out of the heat.  But what about caring for backyard chickens when it is hot? While […]

Jul 292013
How To Chicken Farm In Your Backyard

How To Chicken Farm In Your Backyard   Learning how to chicken farm is not difficult.  You do not need to own a hundred acres of land and have millions of dollars to invest if you decide to look into how to chicken farm.  There are many families, just like yours that decide to buy […]

Jul 232013
Predator Protection - Chicken Coop Predators

Predator Protection – Chicken Coop Predators Predator protection from chicken coop predators is imperative as your backyard chickens could end up as dinner to any number of predators roaming around your property looking for an easy meal.  It is not something that any of us want to think about but there are many chicken coop predators that […]

Jun 192013
Chickens - A Cautionary Tale About Chick Care and Chicken Coop Kits

Chick Care Once upon a time, a family walked into a local Tractor Supply and heard the musical sound of chicks chirping. Like millions of people before them, they were filled with wonder at the site of row after row of shiny metal water troughs filled with chicks of many different breeds and colors. The […]

Mar 232012
Start Raising Backyard Chickens

Start Raising Backyard Chickens I was surfing the internet this morning and ran across a great article on how to start raising backyard chickens.  This article provides some excellent tips for anyone that is thinking about raising backyard chickens.  Check it out below. ======================================================================= by guest blogger Jean Nick, author and sustainability expert When I […]

Mar 022012
Where Is The Best Place To Buy Chicks

Spring is around the corner and now is the best time of year to consider either start raising a backyard chicken flock or add to an existing backyard chicken flock. So, where is the best place to buy chicks?  My answer is “It depends on why you want to buy chicks”.  Are you starting a […]

Feb 292012
Problems Related To Raising Backyard Chickens - Rats

 Problems Related To Raising Backyard Chickens – Rats   Many people that have backyards chickens will have issues with mice or rats.  They can be a huge problem when you have any type of farm animal like backyard chickens, rabbits or even goats. Raising backyard chickens is not that complicated but the majority of people don’t […]

Feb 262012
13 Frequently Asked Questions About Chickens

13 Frequently Asked Questions About Chickens Curious About Raising Backyard Chickens? 1. How long does a chicken usually live?  On average, your hens will live from 6 – 8 years but they can live up to 10 years. Egg production slows and eventually stops as they get older. 2. How long does it take for an egg to hatch? 21 days […]

Feb 092012
How To Clip The Wings Of Your Chickens

How to Clip Chickens Wings Do your chickens “ignore” your chicken fencing and pretty much go where they want to? Are you worried that predators are going to kill your free ranging chickens that ignore their boundaries? Do you want to STOP your chickens from wandering off your property? One way to limit your flock’s […]

Aug 192011

How To Keep Your Chickens Cool Any weather extremes can be a challenge for any animals that have to live outside.   We all want our animals to be as comfortable as possible, but short of installing a heater for the winter and an air conditioner in the summer, sometimes there are limits to what […]

Mar 182011

It’s March here in Kentucky and one of my hens has gone broody.  I didn’t really want her to sit on eggs this early but she refused to budge.  Since the weather here is pretty warm, I ended up letting her keep four eggs to hatch.  One common problem that I have when my hens go broody is that the other […]

Oct 122010

Raising egg laying hens is a great family project that everyone in can enjoy. Most people keep hens in their backyard for the fresh eggs they provide.  Chicken egg laying problems can be very upsetting for families that depend on their eggs. But it is a fact that if you are going to keep chickens, […]

Oct 062010
Parasitic Worms - How Do You Get Rid Of Parasitic Worms In Chickens?

Parasitic worms in chickens are more common than most chicken owners know. It is very easy for your chickens to pick up parasitic worms on the ground. These eggs then grow into adult worms inside them.

Oct 042010
Caring For Egg Laying Hens

Your cute baby chicks are now almost full sized pullets that are starting to lay their first eggs. So how do you go about caring for egg laying hens to ensure that they are happy and healthy egg laying hens.

Jun 272010
Tragedy Strikes - My Brooding Hen Was Killed - What Now

I was so excited. One of my bard rock hens went broody and started collecting a clutch of eggs to sit on. Everything was going great. I made sure that she ate and drank every day and she was being a good broody hen.

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