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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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