Small chicken breeds are known as Bantams, and are enjoyed both as pets and novelty birds as well as smaller-scale producers of eggs and meat. Bantam hens are about one-fourth the size of regular chickens, and their
Portable chicken coops are ideal for backyard farmers desiring the benefits of pastured eggs. You can keep a small flock in a small amount of space and then move them around. The mobility is helpful in several
As a hobby, raising laying hens is making a comeback in backyards across America as families discover how rewarding a small chicken flock can be on many different levels. Productive laying chickens can provide fresh eggs for eating,
We moved a short distance almost a year ago, necessitating the move of our chicken coop and flock of hens. Moving the hens was something we did ourselves and quite easy to accomplish; for the large Amish
Here are a just a few fun chicken coop ideas. If you talk to people who own chickens, you will find that most enjoy customizing their backyard coops to look and feel unique. In some cases, one-of-a-kind
Raising egg laying chickens, for beginners, may seem daunting at first. But in my experience, chickens are one of the easiest and most rewarding farm animals to have. Their needs are few and their care, simple and straightforward.
The purpose of chicken bedding for coops is to provide a soft material for nesting boxes and an absorbent covering on the floor of the coop. However, not all materials are equal when it comes to bedding
Searching for the best egg laying hens can actually be fun. Any hen will lay some eggs, and some breeds lay more eggs than others. The different breeds also have different personality traits, so to speak, which