‘Backyard Chickens’ Archive

Coronavirus Chicken Checklist March 22, 2020 No Comments

How to breeze through the apocalypse with your flock So you’re hunkered down, doing your patriotic duty to stop the spread of coronavirus. What next? I’ve come out with this coronavirus chicken checklist to help you make the most out of it. 1. Get the necessities: food, grit and shavings/bedding Agriculture and feed stores won’t […]

Agriculture & feed stores remain open per government order March 21, 2020 2 Comments

Are you concerned that if you order a new flock of chickens, you won’t be able to source feed? Don’t be: your local ag and feed stores will remain open! Agriculture stores won’t be forced to shut down per Presidential Policy Directive 21. Even as governors shut down retail businesses and ask people to shelter […]

Share eggs & get your stingy town to (finally) legalize chickens March 19, 2020 1 Comment

Do you live in a town you wish would stop stomping on backyard chickens? Have you tried to legalize chickens and failed? Does your town council or zoning commission seem to want to control your every move? Do they force you to pay for a permit for the privilege of raising a few hens? In […]

My Pet Chicken is open for business! March 13, 2020 1 Comment

With so much uncertainty around you-know-what, with schools and businesses closing, we want to let you know where we are. And as of today, we are open for business! Here’s what you need to know: COVID-19 does not affect birds as far as we know Our understanding is that birds do not carry COVID-19 and […]

March Backyard Chicken Checklist: 5 Pro Tips March 5, 2020 2 Comments

Spring has almost arrived! March 20th, 2020 is the spring equinox and we will all soon be enjoying more sunlight hours, with earlier dawns and later sunsets. (Thank goodness….) Here’s my March backyard chicken checklist to help you prepare for spring with chickens. 1.Incorporate chickens into your garden plans Gardening is the whole reason I […]

“Time Oat!” The Problem with Oatmeal for Chickens + 2 Healthy Alternatives March 4, 2020 No Comments

During the cold winter months, many of us like to offer a warm bowl of oatmeal for our chickens. While there really is little benefit to providing a warm meal, it certainly makes us feel better to do so for our feathered babies on especially cold mornings. What’s wrong with oatmeal for chickens? Oatmeal for […]

February Backyard Chicken Checklist: 7 Tips to Help Your Flock February 1, 2020 No Comments

We are halfway through winter and spring is on the horizon! Our February backyard chicken checklist will help you and your flock push through the last of the winter blues. 1. Enter our Instagram Valentine’s Day Giveaway! Okay… This one won’t really help your flock. But it’ll perk you right up! Follow all the chicken […]

January Backyard Chicken Checklist: 9 Tips to Help Your Flock January 10, 2020 No Comments

Start the new year off right and keep your backyard chicken flock clean and organized with our January backyard chicken checklist. Learn about chicken care tips and must-have products to help your flock get through winter. 1. Give your flock outside access. Even if you think it’s too cold, give your chickens access to the […]

How To Keep Chickens Warm in Winter: 7 Ways to Help Your Flock. December 18, 2019 No Comments

Honey, it’s cold outside! Chickens can take the cold better you would think, and in most cases don’t require heating at all. We know you’re worried about how to keep chickens warm in winter, but for the most part, you don’t need to. Read about how to know when to — and when not to — […]

5 Secret Ways to get Sold Out Breeds December 16, 2019 No Comments

When you’re in the notoriously tricky business of counting your eggs before they hatch, the “counting” is more of an art than a science… Many of you have stalked our website for months to get that day-old chick breed you really want. Maybe you wanted chocolate or olive eggs in your basket, or that sweet bantam pet for your […]