Chickens are a joy that it is difficult to imagine abstaining from. In short, they rock. Ever heard of chicken math? Yeah… It’s real (I just need
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 chickens). However, believe me, as a chicken keeper who has learned the hard way, there are things I wished I would’ve known during my beginner’s poultry experience that could have saved me lots of difficulty. Chicken keeping doesn’t have to be hard or complicated—but it definitely can be. In this post, I have included some basic chicken-keeping tips and info to hopefully help make your beginning experience with chickens a good one. So, here’s to simplicity and happy, healthy chickens!
Boredom is a common problem for chickens… Not only are chickens are susceptible to it, but bored birds cause mischief… Which can be anything from egg-eating and plucking one another’s feathers out to digging potholes in the run and removing bedding from the nest boxes. 😧 Bored chickens cause extra trouble and work. 🙁 However, more critically, long term birdie boredom leads to excessive stress (which often leads to health problems), canibalism and reduced egg production. In this article, I include some tips on how to help bust birdie boredom! Continue Reading
Whether you’re hatching your own or buying from the local feed store, new chicks can be loads of fun and excitement. However, chicks, like all animals, have basic needs and the early stages of an animal’s development are critical for its long-term health. This guide is intended to quickly walk you through the basics and prepare you so you (and your little peeps!) can get the most out of the experience…