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.
Will my chickens be warm enough in the winter? Sure, as long as they have a dry coop that is well ventilated and plenty of food and water to drink.
It happens in the best of coops: lice and mite infestations. But there are some things you can do to prevent and get rid of these pesky critters.