Top 5 Things to Know Before Ordering Chicks for Spring

Spring is a time of new beginnings, and for many people that means welcoming baby chicks into their homes If you’re thinking about ordering baby chicks this year, there are a few things you should consider beforehand In this blog post, we will discuss the five most important things to keep in mind before placing your order We’ll also give you some tips on how to choose the right breed of chicken and how to be prepared for their arrival!

1 Choosing the Right Breed of Chicken

When it comes to baby chicks, not all

The Best Time of Day to Collect Eggs

There are many factors to consider when collecting eggs, from the breed of chicken to the time of year But one of the most important factors is what time of day you collect them According to science, there is a best time of day to collect eggs – and it’s not when you might think! In this article, we will compare the best time of day to collect eggs with less than-ideal times and explain the difference We will also discuss the benefits of collecting eggs at the best time of day!


So, when is the

Why the Weather Changing Causes Stress in the Flock

The weather is always changing, and for backyard chickens, that can mean a change in their stress levels Chickens are incredibly sensitive to changes in the environment, and even small fluctuations in temperature or barometric pressure can cause them to become stressed In this article, we will discuss the effects of weather on chickens’ stress levels, and offer some tips for keeping your birds as calm and relaxed as possible


Chickens are very sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity When the weather gets too hot or too cold, they will start to pant and their

What to Do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

The Thanksgiving feast has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the leftovers have to go to waste! In fact, there are many creative ways to use those delicious leftovers From pies to casseroles to breakfast dishes, we’ve got you covered So read on for some of our favorite recipes that will help you make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

This pot pie is the perfect way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers It’s packed with all of your favorite Thanksgiving flavors, and it’s sure to become a family

Simple Ways to Decorate Your Coop

Are you looking for ways to make your coop stand out?  There are a lot of ways that you can make your chicken coop attractive  The methods that I’m going to share with you will not only make your coop look nicer, but it can help it last longer and provide benefits to your flock  Let’s dive in!



One of the easiest and most beneficial ways to decorate your coop is to landscape around it  You probably have landscaping around your house, so why not add some landscaping around your chicken’s coop?  You could

How to Tell if a Bird is Molting or if Something Else is Going On

Is your chicken losing feathers?  Any time that your chickens start to loose feathers, it can make you wonder what’s going on or worry you that you aren’t doing enough for your chickens  Molting is a natural process that can look really bad, but in reality, it’s not  So how do you know if your chicken is loosing feathers just because it’s molting or if there’s something else going on?


Signs Your Chickens Are Molting

Molting is a natural process that chickens go through every year Just like sharks go through teeth frequently, chickens and

Adding Enrichments to the Coop

You’ve probably heard the phrase “busy as a bee”  Not to knock how productive bees are, but have you seen how busy chickens can be?  If your chickens have access to a large area to free range, you probably know that they’re up before dawn and they don’t stop wandering around, scratching and searching for food until the sun goes down  They’re naturally very active animals  The only time the stop for rest is at night


Chickens that are kept in a coop still have that same desire to be busy  Without something to do, chickens

Do Birds Lay Different Colored Eggs Over Time?

One of the most interesting aspects of owning your own chickens is the beautiful array of colors that you can get  At the grocery store, you’ll be lucky to find brown eggs, much less eggs that are shades of green, blue, cream or chocolate colored  It’s a breath-taking experience to fill a carton with different colored eggs  Can you pick out which hen lays which eggs based on the color of the eggs?  Do hens always lay the same color egg? Or does egg color change over time?

How do chickens lay different colored eggs?

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How to Reduce Stress in the Flock

Chickens don’t do well when they’re stressed, just like humans  Stress in chickens can lead to a myriad of conditions ranging from reduced egg production and increased illness  Chickens are generally healthy, but they’re much more likely to get sick when they’re stressed  Stress can also cause poor growth in developing chicks and meat birds  Of course, stress is detrimental to your flock’s health  So, what are the ways that you can manage your flock’s stress and keep it to a minimum?


Keeping Chickens Stress-free

It’s important to keep in mind that chickens are prey

My Favorite Dish to Take to A 4th of July Celebration

The Fourth of July is always a huge celebration in our family  We’ve had many family members that are active or have been active military members  Each year, our family holds a huge cookout over the weekend to celebrate the holiday  There are a couple hundred people present each year  On Friday evening, they slaughter a whole hog and put it onto a cooker so that we can have fresh pulled pork Saturday evening  Friday evening is a fish fry  For both meals, everyone in the family brings a dish  Some people bring sides, others bring desserts