Chicken Care


How to Easily Prepare Your Chickens for Winter

Winter is coming! If you believe the Old Farmer’s Almanac, we’re in for another cold, snowy, and icy winter across the Midwest. That means it’s time to start thinking about how you will keep your chickens warm this winter. There…

How to Raise Fall Meat Birds

Ever heard of a spring chicken?  This phrase came about because it was common to start meat birds in the spring, along with other livestock on the farm.  Meat birds were raised in the spring because that was when chicks…

How to Identify Chicken Predators: Raccoons

Unfortunately, there are many animals out there that would love to make an easy meal of your flock.  One of the most notorious chicken predators is the raccoon. Raccoons are deadly, smart and determined.  They’re also vicious and unrelenting.  Here's…

Helpful Coop Items

Chicken care websites, books, and magazine articles list items absolutely necessary to care for a small chicken flock. Feeders, nests, roosts, food storage bins, and waterers are bottom line essentials. Sometimes these sources neglect the other tools and supplies that…

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