Humane, Sustainable Chicken Farming: A New Tool for Newbies

Sustainable chicken farming

A new tool for helping people learn about sustainable chicken farming. Take the farm out of the factory with the help of the film Permaculture Chickens.

Continue reading

4 Benefits of a Mixed Flock of Backyard Chickens

4 Benefits of a Mixed Flock of Backyard Chickens

Unsure if you want a single breed or a “rainbow” flock of hens? Most backyard chicken keepers will get more out of a mixed flock of heritage breeds. Here’s why.

Continue reading

Creating a Chicken Habitat with Tips from Jungle Fowl

Mottled cochin hen enjoying flowers, herbs, and weeds

Learn how the chicken’s wild relatives live, and use that for guidance in creating a chicken habitat that will keep your flock happy. Space, vegetation, and tips for making the most of a small area, are discussed.

Continue reading

Baby Chick Playground

Baby chick playground

A simple, movable baby chick playground furnished with logs, branches, a nest box, food, and water provides great stimulation for growing chicks. I explain how we made ours, but you might fashion something similar from materials you have on hand.

Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Backyard Chickens

Rose Comb brown leghorn (640x524)

We hear so much about the wonderful benefits of raising chickens, but the truth is that it’s not for everyone. So I thought an honest discussion of the pros and cons of backyard chickens would be helpful. I am often … Continue reading