My pet chicken, Sweet Tweets, is a Silkie chicken that lives inside the house and plays with my cats. She is a house chicken and wears a diaper while wandering around the living room.
Basically three types of chickens exist. The egg layers, the meat birds, and the dual purpose birds. The dual purpose birds are the best for raising in the backyard.
Raising chickens for eggs and meat is a rewarding venture. Raising meat birds, although extremely time consuming and very stinky provides a superior roasting bird. Egg layers are less energy intensive and far less stinky and always provide fantastic tasting eggs the extra of which are usually...
What is safe and unsafe to feed to your feathered friends
As temperatures rise, what can you do to keep your flock cool?
So you've decided to buy some straight run chicks and raise the roosters for meat. This is what you'll need to know.
Practical tips and ideas in planning for an urban chicken coop, and keeping a small flock of chickens in the backyard
One description of a piece of land 50 acres or smaller is a "hobby farm" because you don't earn enough money from livestock or crops to make a living. On our farm the main produce is "cackleberries."
Tips on raising backyard chickens for eggs that are healthy and taste great. There really is a difference between the fresh eggs from your own backyard flock of chickens, and eggs from the store
Information on Americaunas, Easter Egg chickens and their varieties. Characteristics of the breed and advice on caring for these chickens.