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.