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
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 […]
Do Chickens Make Good Pets?
Everyone knows that chickens are a classic farmyard animal, but increasingly, people everywhere are choosing to keep them not only for their eggs but also as friendly pets too! Chickens are great pets to have, whether they’re outdoor pets with egg benefits or more traditional pets. They are easy to care for, are a low-maintenance […]
How Much Water Do Chickens Drink Daily?
Water is a vital life source for all living creatures. And this is why it’s essential to get the watering routine of your chickens just right. Because when chickens don’t have constant access to clean water, this can cause many health problems including dehydration. Adult chickens drink an average of one pint of water per […]
Can Chickens Eat Kudzu?
Kudzu, also known as Japanese arrowroot, is a drought-resistant perennial legume that grows by climbing and coiling over other plants and trees. Kudzu has many benefits. You can use it for grazing your livestock temporarily, and it makes good hay. However, is it suitable for poultry, and can chickens eat kudzu? Chickens can eat the […]
9 Reasons Why Baby Chicks Die
It’s never nice when an animal dies, especially if it’s a baby one. Not only is it tragic, but it also leaves you wondering if there was more you could have done as a caregiver. Learning to spot problems early is a vital part of raising baby chicks and by doing this you can prevent […]
Chicken Feelings: Do They Miss Each Other?
Chicken owners swear that their chickens are like little people. They love their feathered friends and enjoy watching them play and run around each other, imagining them having conversations just like in Chicken Run. But that makes you wonder – do chickens miss each other? Or are we just pretending it? Chickens display some emotions, […]
Light and Heat Requirements for Baby Chicks: The Essential Guide
Understanding the role light and heat play in the growth and health of your flock cannot be stressed enough. Getting your chicks is the easy part, but efficiently raising them is where it kind of gets tricky. Whether you are ordering your chicks online or raising them from eggs, lighting and heating are very crucial […]
How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other: 10 Tips That Help
Chickens are social animals, meaning that a large portion of their time is dedicated to interacting with fellow chickens. It also means that these interactions, as with cannibalistic pecking, can be negative sometimes. The last thing any chicken farmer wants is a situation where interactions like pecking are regular. But to ensure that such never […]
What is the Best Ground Cover for a Chicken Run?
We all want the best for our chickens, but when it comes to the floor of their coop, how do you what’s the best ground cover? With so many choices out there, it can be difficult to know what to put that’s healthy for your chickens, economical, simple, and easy to clean. Here’s what you […]
10 Clever Ways to Keep Chickens from Wasting Food
Raising chickens can be all fun and games until you’re spending an arm and a leg on feed just for a significant amount of it to go to waste. Now, if you have this frustrating and costly problem on your hands, don’t worry. It’s something we all have to deal with at one point or […]
How To Keep Baby Chicks’ Water Clean (with pictures)
Having clean, fresh water available in a waterer is so crucial to a baby chick’s health. Without this clean water, the chick could get very sick. Unfortunately, baby chicks are cute but clumsy creatures and they manage to make their water filthy in a matter of minutes. Keeping their water clean can be very time-consuming […]