poultry-farming

Top DIY Chicken Nesting Box Ideas
November 4, 2022 · · Coops

Learn how many nesting boxes per chicken are required for happy poultry, and try out these upcycled chicken nesting box ideas.

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To Refrigerate or Not!

Why do Europeans keep their eggs unrefrigerated, and Americans don’t?

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APA Celebrates 150 Years
October 5, 2022 · · Poultry 101

In 2023, the APA (American Poultry Association) will celebrate 150 years, culminating at its November show in Columbus, Ohio.

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The Veterinary Feed Directive – Five Years Later
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Veterinary Feed Directive a regulation that ended over-the-counter sales of medically important antimicrobial drugs.

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Feeding Your Flock Organic Chicken Feed
August 23, 2022 · · Feed & Health

When deciding to use organic chicken feed for your flock, it’s first good to know what to feed chickens for a healthy diet. Believe it or not, an interesting fact about chickens is they don’t need grain to survive. Most people don’t realize chickens are not primarily herbivores (plant eaters).

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12 Tips to Help You Legalize Owning Chickens in Your Community

Across the country, chicken lovers are fighting to legalize keeping a few backyard chickens. Here are some tips to help in your community.

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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

No chicken breed is perfect, but many Buckeye chicken breeders figure they have come close enough with their breed. Breeders extol the virtues of vigor, resilience and disease resistance in a brown egg layer that grows to a solid size.

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Buying a Carton of Eggs? Get the Labeling Facts First
March 31, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

As backyard chicken keepers, we normally don’t have to worry about buying a carton of eggs from the store. We have the luxury of walking out to the coop and grabbing fresh eggs to use in our kitchen.

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Egg Facts: 5 Reasons To Eat Eggs
March 31, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Eggs add the perfect punch of protein to our diets. Raising hens for eggs means that you have easy access to one of the few high quality …

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Preventing Coccidiosis In Chickens
March 15, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Coccidiosis in chickens has been a legitimate problem for farmers since the dawn of commercial poultry farming, especially in chicks. Unfortunately, it’s also a common problem for backyard coops and homesteaders alike.

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