Category: Pets and Livestock

  • Can Chickens Eat Freeze-Dried Foods?

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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?

    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 […]

  • When Can Baby Chickens Go Outside?

    When Can Baby Chickens Go Outside?

    It’s so rewarding to watch cute, fluffy baby chicks grow up. Especially when they grow into hens and produce fresh eggs. Baby chicks need lots of time, care, and attention, and need to live inside to stay warm. As baby chicks get older, how can you tell when the time is right to take them […]

  • Plants Chickens Won’t Eat: The Complete Guide

    Plants Chickens Won’t Eat: The Complete Guide

    We all know that a free-range lifestyle is better for chickens, but this sometimes comes at the cost of your garden. Chickens can destroy a garden or young veggie patch very quickly. In order to strike a balance between the free-range chickens’ lifestyle and the garden, what plants are chicken-proof? Chickens have good instincts about […]

  • What Chickens Can and Cannot Eat: Complete Guide

    What Chickens Can and Cannot Eat: Complete Guide

    Good quality, tasty eggs come from healthy, happy chickens. Nutrition plays a vital role in a chicken’s health and well-being, so it’s important to get their diet right. One thing you might be wondering is, what foods are healthy and safe for your chicken to eat? Chickens can eat a range of things, including meat, […]

  • What Time of the Year Do Chickens Lay Fewer Eggs? Cold VS Hot Weather

    What Time of the Year Do Chickens Lay Fewer Eggs? Cold VS Hot Weather

    Humans and chickens aren’t very different from one another on some levels. Both species are influenced by their biological clock, also called a circadian rhythm. This rhythm is regulated by daylight and controls the metabolism and hormones of chicken. So, when do chickens lay fewer eggs? Chickens lay fewer eggs during cold weather (between late […]