These books are a great resource to help you get started raising chickens, with everything from how to care for your new feathered friends to what breeds are best suited for different climates.
Do you want to raise a backyard flock? The Home in the Finger Lakes is a great resource for those who are just getting started and looking for advice on how to raise backyard chickens and ducks.
I love sharing what I’ve learned along the way, and today we are talking about underrated hybrid chickens. These girls tend to get overlooked in favor of fancier birds with unusual feathering, but I think these prolific layers with great temperaments are worth a second look!
Nothing is more stressful and devastating to a backyard chicken keeper than the realization that your flock has been attacked by a predator, if you have a well stock first aid kit containing a few poultry wound care essentials you’ll be able to offer your birds medical care quickly, setting them on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
My experience with keeping drakes. And why I’ve choosen to have drake-free flock.
If you want to raise ducks as pets, to sell eggs, or even for meat raising ducks has its pros and cons, it’s important to know the honest truth about caring for ducks before you begin.
It is highly unlikely a Blue Jay would make an attack attempt at a full grown chicken, but they have been known to hunt and kill chicks, and raid nests for eggs, and harrass bakyard flocks.
Predators like foxes, coyotes, and even small carnivores like weasels are incredibly smart animals that shouldn’t be underestimated, I learned that the hard way. The attacks were incredibly stressful for not only my flock, but also myself.
As chicken keepers, we want to provide our flock with nutrition that will keep them healthy and laying lots of eggs! How and when to supplement chickens with additional vitamins and extra protein.