Category Archives for "Backyard Chickens"

The 5 Best Small Chicken Coop for Urban Areas

Best small chicken coops

Urban dwellers need to look for well designed and functioning small chicken coops because free ranging isn’t feasible with close neighbors…. and common larger coops just won’t fit in most small yard spaces.Chickens need the proper space to grow and thrive.That means you must find the perfect size small chicken coop that gives your chickens […]

What Are The Best Egg Laying Chickens?

Best chickens for eggs

Many know about the wonderful benefits associated with raising chickens, but with more than one hundred breeds out there, making the right chicken-choice may seem somewhat intimidating. From the puffy Muppet-looking Silkie to the more traditional Marsh Daisy and from the cute Wyandotte to the elegant Brakel, chickens simply seem to come in a superabundance […]

How Long Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

how long do chickens and hens lay eggs for

​If you are about to start, or are just considering starting your own home chicken-raising operation, one of the questions that may pop into your mind is “how long do chickens lay eggs?”.I mean, do these wacky little birds lay eggs throughout their entire lives? How long do they live, anyway? And do any of these […]

What to Feed Your Chickens (and what NOT to feed them) – The Ultimate Guide

what do chickens eat

You’ve chosen what breeds to raise, you’ve built a coop in your backyard… the brooder boxes, bedding, waterer, feeder – all set!You even have a chicken first aid kit!But, wait a second… what do chickens eat?​Don’t worry…We’ve got you covered with our ultimate guide on what to feed (and not to feed) your chickens! Quick […]

The Ten Best Egg Laying Chicken Breeds

best egg laying chickens

​In the average American household, 21.9% of food budget goes to meats, fish, eggs, and poultry. If you are looking to raise your own chicken breeds, how do you know which egg laying breed will produce the most food for you? With the price of eggs averaging around three dollars a dozen, these best breeds mean […]