What is fermenting feed and why should you try it?
The best backyard chicken breeds are friendly and provide a sufficient quantity of eggs. Breeds such as the Silver Gray Dorking and Buff Orpington are excellent choices for a backyard flock.
So you've decided to buy some straight run chicks and raise the roosters for meat. This is what you'll need to know.
How we feed, water and care for our chickens during the cold northeastern winter
The Cochin chicken breed is a decent layer with sweet personalities and cute looks. They come in both standard and bantam versions.
The Rhode Island Red Chicken breed has been around since the early 1900's in the United States. It is an excellent dual purpose chicken that all backyard chicken enthusiasts should consider and enjoy!
Information on Americaunas, Easter Egg chickens and their varieties. Characteristics of the breed and advice on caring for these chickens.
These docile birds are a great choice for growing your own gourmet meat, free-range style. They are mild mannered and can be shy but are easy to tame. I have tips on sexing day old chicks and more information on character and looks of this ancient heritage breed.
A guide in raising poultry, selecting chicken breed to raise, maintaining the poultry house, and tips in feeding chickens.
Practical tips and ideas in planning for an urban chicken coop, and keeping a small flock of chickens in the backyard