Category: Pets and Livestock
Do Chickens Fly? Can They? Here’s the Truth!
Chickens are known to jump and flap their wings around, but that doesn’t mean they can fly, right? However, most flightless birds can’t use their wings to lift themselves off the ground, so can chickens fly? Chickens are not flightless; they can fly in short bursts (to escape danger or reach a perch) but cannot […]
Alpaca Toys and Enclosures: Things to Know
Alpacas can be a wonderful, fluffy addition to the homestead. They are also useful; alpaca wool is a fantastic material we can use to make all sorts of things, from clothing to toys. Alpacas enjoy toys, obstacles, and training, which can be a great way to help them stay fit and keep them mentally healthy, […]
Dorper Sheep: Complete Beginner’s Guide
There are more than a thousand species of sheep. We can distinguish unique features such as coat, facial coloring, or physical characteristics. Also, varieties are not on record due to being bred in countries without official sheep breed registries. The Dorper is a popular species of sheep. Bred in the 1930s in South Africa, it […]
Complete Guide to Chicken Genders and Sexing Chicks
For most people, chickens are just chickens. This is especially true for city people. But there is a significant difference between the chickens living on a farm. Roosters and hens have vastly different roles – especially if you need the eggs. Read on to learn more about it and how to tell the difference between […]
Can Chickens Eat Freeze-Dried Foods?
Aside from the usual chicken feed and live bugs that chickens regularly enjoy, some people have wondered if freeze-drying food for their chickens as a treat would be a good idea. But is it even safe to feed our chickens freeze-dried food? It is fine and safe to feed chickens freeze-dried foods (and insects) as […]
Can Chickens Eat Freeze-Dried Insects? (Crickets, Mealworms, Etc)
Chickens are omnivores and can eat most meats, vegetables, fruits, and a wide variety of insects. But what about freeze-dried insects – can chickens eat them safely? Chickens can eat freeze-dried insects as long as they have been properly freeze-dried and are from reliable sources. Just like live insects, the freeze-dried varieties are packed with […]
Complete Guide to Chickens and Worms
Chickens are omnivores, and they like to eat a wide range of foods. They’ll get excited if they find a pile of worms to eat and will spend all day trying to find them. It might be alarming to see chickens gobbling down a pile of earthworms, but worms are safe and healthy for chickens […]
Complete Guide to Chickens and Mealworms
They might not seem tasty to us, but for chickens, mealworms are a delicious and nutritious appetizer. This tasty treat can help chickens grow better, stave off diseases, improve their recovery time from wounds, and have many other benefits. Mealworms are a nutritious addition to a chicken’s diet. They are high in protein and will […]
How Long Do Chicks Need a Heat Lamp? Guide With Pictures
If you raise baby chicks indoors without a mother hen, they must have a heat source, such as a heat lamp. A heat lamp will provide both heat and light for your chicks as they grow and develop. Raising baby chicks can be tricky, especially if it’s your first time, and one thing you might […]
Can You Overfeed Chickens?
For a first-time chicken owner, looking after a flock can be pretty scary! You’ll want to make sure that they’re happy and healthy, but it can be hard to know exactly how much food these feathered friends need. Even so, can you overfeed chickens? Most chicken breeds will not overeat, even if they will eat […]
Broody Chickens: The Complete Guide
No homestead would be complete without a flock of chickens roaming the yard and fresh eggs on the counter every day. However, sometimes a chicken might stop laying because of the season or something in her environment. Chickens will also stop laying eggs when they’re broody. Broodiness is a normal part of hen behavior. A […]
Can Chickens See in the Dark? Are They Afraid of the Dark?
Chickens are important farm animals whether you want meat and/or eggs. There are many interesting facts about these animals, including their relationship with the dark. Can chickens see in the dark? And are they afraid of it? Chickens cannot see in the dark. In fact, they’re considered blind by nightfall. However, they would be able […]