A backyard flock of chickens can be such a pleasure, whether you keep them simply for their eggs or view them as members of your family. One important aspect of keeping a flock of any size, whether you are in the city, the suburbs, or a rural area, is to protect your birds from predators.Read more
The rooster’s loud, proud crow is one of the most widely recognized animal noises and is widely associated with daybreak. Whether or not you’ve heard a rooster crowing, you’ve likely heard their loud voices around dawn. It raises questions about why roosters always crow ‘cock-a-doodle-do?’ In fact, you may even wonder what sound does a rooster make besides just this one.Read more
Your Chickens maybe losing there feathers as a result of molting. There are certain times when your backyard chickens might need a little extra tender loving care. One of these is during their molt – and while it may be concerning the first time you witness it, it’s a natural process. You just need to know what to expect and understand how to support your hens (and rooster!) until they get back to their fully feathered, beautiful, and comfortable selves.Read more
If you raise backyard chickens, you’ll want them to be as happy and healthy as possible. One way to achieve this is to add a dust bath to their run or your yard.
A dust bath is an important and great way to help your chickens keep themselves clean and free of pests.Read more
The biggest reason most people choose to keep backyard chickens is to enjoy a bountiful and regular supply of fresh, nutritious eggs. But what if your hens stop laying? Understanding why this happens and how to encourage them to lay eggs again is quite important…Read more
If you’ve just started raising backyard hens, the big question will soon arise: “when will my chickens start laying eggs?”. It’s a great idea to have a realistic expectation of when this will occur, as well as the signs of laying behavior to look for. You’ll also benefit from knowing how to prepare for laying, as well as understanding how to encourage your feathery girls to lay.Read more
So, you have a backyard flock of hens and your gorgeous girls provide beautiful fresh eggs for you every week. But suddenly, even though your hens are laying well, you’re getting fewer eggs – and when you go to collect the eggs, you find disaster has struck! Your hens are eating their eggs!
Your Backyard Chickens dietary requirements will vary depending on the seasons. During late Autumn and Winter is a time for your chickens to rejuvenate and get ready for Spring and laying a lot of eggs.
So it is important that during these colder months that you feed them the right kind of food and and the right amount.
Chickens, particularly hens, need to be fed more during the colder winter months. They also have increased needs for protein and carbohydrates.
Having a healthy flock of hens is just the first step to having a strong supply of fresh eggs. Once the eggs are laid, you need to ensure you collect them properly, clean them properly, and store them appropriately so that they are not only fresh, clean and safe, but they look and taste their very best.
Feeding is a basic daily need for chickens, and while most chickens are natural foragers, they need to be fed proper, quality chicken feed to enjoy their best life and reliably produce the best, tastiest, healthiest eggs.