As the end of the year inches closer, I’ve been reflecting on the lessons learned during my time raising and tending my backyard flock. I’ve also spent some time thinking about my goals, purpose, and direction I want to go in with my flock. Because you have been here since I brought my first box …
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.
Raising ducks offer unique benefits and challenges. Duck keeping tips, information, and everything you need to know about getting started.
There are many great options for those looking to keep a calm, friendly flock in their backyard. This list of the most docile chicken breeds is sure to help you find your perfect pet!
There are many kinds of waterers to choose from for chickens, to help you out I’ve rounded up the best waterer options, along with tips to keep your hens hydrated.
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.
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.