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Reusing Chicken Coop Trash for a More Self-Sustaining Living
September 6, 2019 · · Coops

Self-sustaining living on our farm means I try to reduce the amount of waste that the farm sends to the landfill. It’s not always easy and I try to think …

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4 Lessons Learned Raising Meat Chickens
July 14, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

I knew this already; I grew up on a farm. I’ve seen Food, Inc. and read The Omnivore’s Dilemma. I know the difference between raising egg layers, dual-purpose chickens, and …

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16 Fascinating Egg Facts

No matter how you cook them—scrambled, poached, fried or baked—eggs are chock full of healthy nutrients. Even if you eat eggs all the time, there may be some things you don’t …

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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

By Christine Henrichs – 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 …

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How to Make Guinea Hen Egg Pound Cake
June 26, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

An egg separator seemed like a useless gadget until I cracked open an egg to use for making guinea hen egg pound cake and tried to separate the yolk from …

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5 Quail Species to Raise
May 11, 2019 · · Poultry 101

When considering quail species to raise; size, egg production, and temperament should lead your decision making. Some species may be kept in coveys, perfect for larger scale productions. Others do …

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Chicken Math For The Budding Production Flock
April 27, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Chicken math is more than counting your eggs before they hatch. For those of us who want to expand our home flock enough to feed more than just ourselves, there’s …

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Keeping Show Chickens Healthy
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Show chickens are hugely entertaining. Fun, as they may be, keeping and exhibiting show chicken breeds can be more involved than keeping run-of-the-mill egg layers. One of the big differences is …

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What Can You Feed Chickens?

Originally published in Backyard Poultry April / May 2017. Subscribe for more helpful tips like this! What can you feed chickens? is a common question and many beginning chicken keepers …

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5 Common Chicken Diseases and Symptoms
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Not many vets specialize in chicken diseases and symptoms. Finding a good source of information, like Backyard Poultry magazine, is important. We keep chickens from the sustenance farmers standpoint. This …

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