It takes a minimum of 12 hours of daylight per day for hens to lay eggs. As the days continue to get longer, here's what to know about your flock's egg output.
It takes 21 days for chickens to hatch, so put your fertilized eggs in the incubator on December 11. Come New Year's Day, you should have newly-hatched chicks.
With a lot of training and supervision, it is possible to have a harmonious relationship between your dog and chickens.
Pay a little extra attention to your chicken’s winter diet and you should have a strong bird that will start laying eggs in the spring.
Preventing dirt from ever getting on the eggshells is the best way to keep dirt and poop off the eggshells. Sounds simple -- and it is!
Chicks aren't born knowing where to go at night. Here's my trick for teaching them how to go in their coop.
There are many things that can cause a hen to stop laying eggs, from the weather to an illness. Here are the most common problems to help you troubleshoot.
Here's a primer on how to get those little fluff balls in peak health and ready for the world.
Cute baby chicks are quite fragile and in need of expert care, especially in those first few important days.
Here’s a quiz to help you figure out if you are ready to start your own backyard chicken flock.
Even though they sport fluffy down coats, chickens don't like the cold! Here are four tips to boost your birds' health and comfort during the winter months.
Are your first eggs looking a little small? Be ye not dismayed.
Wannabe backyard chicken farmers can rent birds for a season for a no-commitment introduction to raising hens. Great idea or disaster waiting to happen?
Do you have a chicken who is a homebody to a fault? Don't worry, it's natural. What to know about your brooding birds.
The getting-to-know-you process can be tricky for chickens. Here are tips for integrating new birds into your existing flock.
Considering raising chickens? Here are some tips for negotiating the poultry laws in your area.
While it's normal for chickens to take a break from laying this time of year, there are other factors that may be reducing the number of eggs you're getting.
Keep your birds warm and healthy through the cold months.
Yes, chickens get sick and hurt just like the rest of us. Here's what you can do.
Are your birds looking a little disheveled? Not to worry -- It's molting season.