There are bee charmers and horse whisperers, and then there are those who can tame a rooster. From the very moment I met the rooster tamer, I was both jealous and in awe. Admittedly, I tend to be a...
So you've decided to buy some straight run chicks and raise the roosters for meat. This is what you'll need to know.
What is safe and unsafe to feed to your feathered friends
Knowing how to properly winterize your chicken coop is important for keeping your flock healthy through the colder months of the year.
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 “sex link” chicken breed is one where you can tell the difference between male and female chicks when they are hatched. The female and male chicks will be different colors, which means that you are virtually guaranteed to get a hen when you...
How we feed, water and care for our chickens during the cold northeastern winter
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...
The third article in my series exploring everyday life on the Cackleberry Farm.
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