Have you--or has someone you know--been fantasizing about a chicken dream job? Do you want to leave your current job and get paid to keep and talk about chickens all day? Are you looking for a way to help support your family with your beloved flock? Or perhaps you're a budding writer looking to blog […]
December 6, 2021
Cold weather chickens - 8 things NOT to do to in winter
How to prepare your chickens for winter isn't especially intuitive. In fact, many people may take steps that can actually make things more difficult for their flock rather than helping them to become cold weather chickens! Choosing cold-hardy breeds (if you live in an area of cold winters) is certainly an important first step! But […]
August 6, 2021
Herbs for Chickens -Top 6 to Grow for your Flock
If you’re growing a garden, consider adding herbs for chickens. Their benefits are two-fold, because they’re good for your birds and you! Herbs are notoriously easy to grow and maintain. They’re not picky and can be grown in almost any soil and will adapt to almost any situation (except being waterlogged). You can even add […]
August 11, 2020
Can baby chicks get too much chick grit?
One customer's story of too much chick grit.... Too much chick grit can be harmful to your newly delivered flock. One of our customers, Cindy (not her real name) excitedly picked up her peeping balls of fluff from the post office. She quickly took them home and settled them in their new brooder. They all […]
February 26, 2019
Grocery Store Eggs: 4 things to look for
Welcome to winter! Are your girls being stingy with their eggs like mine are? I live in New England, and it is bitter cold. The wind makes it just plain ole raw. My girls are also getting older. Right now, I am getting barely any eggs, and when I can trudge through the weather into […]
February 8, 2019
What happens when frostbite strikes
Last week, with the windchill, it was 19 below zero here in Connecticut. I secured our coop and tucked everyone in for the night. The next morning, I was shocked to see one of my roosters, Luigi, with the worst case of frostbite I have ever seen.
March 26, 2017
Power Out? 3 Ways to Save the Hatching Eggs
Incubating can be such an adventure. As exciting as it is, though, there are also many things that can go wrong! When we rely on machine incubation instead of a broody hen, it's a good idea to be prepared to save the hatching eggs in the event of an emergency power outage. Now, don't let […]
March 8, 2017
Chicken Coop Fire - Moving On After Tragedy
“Mr. Tim, your coop is on fire!” We ran outside to see the coop engulfed in flames...