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.
Hens can live up to ten years but they only lay eggs for about five. That’s when most birds end up on the chopping block. But in cities, it’s more complicated.
Jana Wilson gives tips for raising chicks. What about birds at the end of their lives? Swiss chard plus cheese, with Daniel Orr. Why farmers burn their fields.
Mulled wine and chicken mushrooms on the menu. A new super-herbicide brings new concerns. Tips for beginning backyard chicken farmers. And we go a'wassailing.
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.
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.
We had a blast this year speaking with researchers, visiting farms and eating great food. In this week's podcast, we take a look back at highlights from 2013.
Today, we fish for wild oysters in Nicaragua and give chickens a break from laying eggs. Daniel Orr shares a cocktail recipe perfect for holiday entertaining.
Are your first eggs looking a little small? Be ye not dismayed.
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.
Three backyard chicken farmers talk about what it's like to raise a flock. Daniel Orr cooks with goat cheese. At a local pie shop, community is on the menu.
What should potential chicken farmers know before venturing to raise them?
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.
Just because you don't use dangerous chemicals in your garden doesn't mean they're not there.
Our three backyard chicken farmers are back to talk about preparing your birds for winter. In the kitchen, two adult recipes -- martini and drunken watermelon.