Chicken Tractors

Chicken Tractors Chicken tractors give you some on the benefits of free ranging, without the drawbacks and dangers of full free range chickens. The chicken tractor is, in it’s simplest form, a More »

Why Raise Chickens

Raising Chickens When faced with listening to a 4am crowing alarm clock every morning, many people wonder, why raise chickens? Well, hopefully by the end of this article you’ll be asking yourself, More »

Choosing a Chicken Breed

Choosing a Chicken Breed Chickens come in all shapes, color, sizes … and purposes. Did you know that selecting the type of chicken breed to raise in your backyard depends on what More »

Dual Purpose Chickens

Dual Purpose Chickens Dual Purpose Chickens are the best egg laying hens combined with the best meat chickens. The truth of the matter is that there are plenty of chicken breeds that are good More »

Raising Chicks

 Raising Chicks Chicks are cute little things. They are so cuddly that when you see them in a hatchery or a feed store, there is always that urge to raise chicks. Or, More »

 

Best Meat Chickens to Raise at Home

Meat Chickens

Best Meat Chickens to Raise at Home

Nothing tastes as tender and as delicious as the best meat chickens raised at home. Not only are they delectable, they are often preferred by many of those trying to lose weight because chicken is very healthy if not fried and when the skin is removed. If you’re a regular patron of fried chicken, buffalo wings or curried chicken, wouldn’t it be a great to raise the best chickens for meat right in your very own backyard? You’d have the advantage of having fresh meat whenever you want and the comfort of knowing what it is exactly your dinner is made of.

Dual Purpose Chickens

Dual Purpose Chickens, VariousBreeds

Dual Purpose Chickens

Dual Purpose Chickens are the best egg laying hens combined with the best meat chickens. The truth of the matter is that there are plenty of chicken breeds that are good for both purposes.  As the name itself suggests, they have two-fold purpose of being the best laying hens and meat chickens.

Chicken Predators

Chicken Predators -Foxes, Coyotes, Hawks, and Pets

You wake up one morning only to find out that your laying hens or your best meat chickens are missing a head, limb or are missing completely. Sadly, this is a common occurrence in some communities where raising chickens was thought to be safe. Often residents are dissuaded from maintaining their own flock due to chicken predators.

Selecting the Right Chicken Feed

Selecting the Right Chicken Feed

If you want your chickens to grow strong and healthy, you need to supply the correct type of chicken feed. What you feed your chickens can affect the overall chicken health, physical appearance, egg production, and the quality of meat that they give you.

Chicken Ailments and Diseases

Chicken Ailments and Diseases

There are many common chicken ailments that affect chicken health. What follows is by no mean an exhaustive list, but the most common chicken ailments and diseases that affect chicken health. Unless identified and treatment immediately initiated, some chicken diseases can cause death and/or easily spread and affect your entire flock.

Organic Chicken Feed

organic chicken feed

Organic Chicken Feed

It is a well known fact that healthy chickens provide better quality eggs and meat. If you are raising chickens you should be focused keeping them healthy. Organic chicken feed is an excellent option to ensure that your chickens get the nutrients that they need, without harmful chemicals.

Chicken Nesting Boxes and Hidden Eggs

Chicken Nesting Boxes and Hidden Eggs

Chicken Nesting Boxes and Hidden Eggs from Free Range Laying Hens

Free ranging your chickens creates many positive results such as decreasing commercial feed, healthier chickens, and decreased maintenance. However, like everything else, free ranging your chickens comes with some potential drawbacks as well. Realizing that your laying hens are not using their chicken nesting boxes can be one of them.

Cheap Chicken Nesting Boxes

Cheap Chicken Nesting Boxes

Cheap Chicken Nesting Boxes

Getting started with your chickens can sometimes seem expensive, however there are options for cheap chicken nesting boxes.