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.
When your hens turn out to be roosters, it can be hard to know what to do. Here are some tips.
Sicilian Buttercup chickens are rare enough in the United States that Jana Wilson is often the only farmer showing her birds at poultry competitions.
You think it's hot out? Just imagine if you were covered with feathers! Here are a few tips to help your birds beat the heat.
At last, your baby birds have hatched. Now what are you going to do?
Learn how to get a little free labor out of your flock. Here's a hint: Sometimes the best move forward is a giant step back.
Gallus domesticus is a bird with a bad reputation — a reputation it doesn't deserve.
Before you invest in chickens for your backyard farm, consider what you want to get from them: eggs or meat?
Do you fancy yourself as a poultry aficionado? You may be surprised to learn that it is a time-honored tradition that can be quite fun.
No matter how careful you are, chances are that someday your chickens will be hit by an attack of a predator of some sort or another.