Hen Heirarchy

We’ve all heard of the old term: pecking order

The truth is, the pecking order is a very real thing in a flock of chickens Although it may seem brutal to us, establishing a pecking order, is inevitable if you have more than one chicken It establishes the leaders from the followers

All the way down the totem pole, each and every chicken has their place

The number one contributing factor in hen hierarchy is age

Age, not size, separates the bosses from the underdogs

One of my most assertive hens, happens to be the tiniest,

Facts About Rare Chicken Breeds

I’ll be honest, when I first started raising backyard chickens, I was in it for the eggs I really didn’t care what color or kind or anything of the sortuntil I got my hens! I fell in love with the idea of different breeds of chickens as well as the variety of egg colors It’s become such a fun hobby that now I have quite a large flock! At some point, I may have to thin my flock out a bit When you realize that your family

What is a Fairy Egg?

It started out like any other morning After I got my husband and kids out the door for work and school, I went out to check on my flock and collect any eggs that may be out there I was on my daily egg hunt (not all of my girls have taken a liking to nesting boxes) I was walking through the coop with a train of chickens behind me waiting for their morning treat And there, next to a few other regular sized eggs