For those who want to keep chickens in their backyard or on their farm, there are many important considerations to make first. And, as most people don’t realize in the beginning, many of these important factors don’t relate specifically to the chickens themselves, or their immediate needs and habitat. When it comes to domesticated poultry, it's important to be aware that … [Read more...]
Wild Chickens: An Overview
These days, keeping chickens in your backyard has become easier than ever before. With such a wealth of information on poultry being easily accessible online, more and more people are considering having a coop of their own. And while you can keep chickens for the eggs, for the meat, or as pets - did you know that not all chickens are domesticated? Even in the 21st century, … [Read more...]
How Do I Get My Hens to Sleep in Their Coop and On Their Perch?
Most experienced chicken-keepers will tell you that chickens need plenty of space. After all, there’s a reason why ‘free-ranging’ is a good thing for poultry. Though, interestingly enough; you’ll find there are problems which actually arise from the opposite; at the end of the day, how do you get your chickens to return to their coop, and roost on their perch? The … [Read more...]
The Top 10 Best Chicken Breeds For Egg Laying
There are many reasons why keeping chickens in your backyard is a treat, among which are of course their practical uses. For example, many people find the main incentive for keeping chickens is a steady supply of fresh eggs. As any seasoned chicken-keeper will tell you, there’s no experience quite like the first moment you gather eggs from your coop’s nesting boxes! However, … [Read more...]
Do Raccoons Attack Chickens During The Day?
Keeping chickens is truly one of the happiest pastimes for anyone who has enough space in their backyard. However, depending on where you live, you may face some hurdles with your poultry keeping. In areas where the chickens have many natural predators, even a fence might not be enough to keep them safe. From time to time, you may find a dead chicken in your coop. And as … [Read more...]