raising-chickens

Breed Profile: Shamo Chicken
January 27, 2023 · · Chickens 101

Part of our Breed Profile series, the Shamo Chicken is also known as a “gamefowl.”

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Protein and Enzymes in Organic Non-GMO Chicken Feed

Feeding certified organic non-GMO chicken feed has become a popular choice as people increasingly return to a natural way of life.

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A Year-Round Chicken Care Calendar
December 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101

This year-round chicken care calendar should help you know what to expect when starting your own flock.

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Chicken Caesar Salad
December 8, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites The first time I saw my husband making his signature Caesar salad at a restaurant where we both worked, I was pretty impressed. Why? He wasn’t known …

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Andalusian Chickens and The Poultry Royalty of Spain

Andalusian chickens, Black Spanish chickens, and Minorca chickens all have a long and gloried history as the poultry royalty of Spain.

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4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
December 6, 2022 · · Feed & Health

As any poultry owner knows, in addition to companionship and fresh eggs, our birds produce manure. I enrich my flower and vegetable gardens to yield even more produce by composting chicken manure.

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DIY Chicken Tractor Plan
November 18, 2022 · · Coops

Are you looking for a chicken tractor plan that will protect chickens from hawks and other predators while allowing them to free range? Try this one.

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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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Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight?
November 3, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do foxes eat chickens? You bet they do. That said, I never worried about the presence of a family of red foxes in the woods next to …

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Meet the Top 15 Best Brown Egg Layers
October 24, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Brown egg laying hens consistently appear on best egg layer lists and can be the backbone of a productive backyard flock, many laying more than 200 eggs per year.

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