The nation’s flock of egg-laying hens is at its smallest since 2004 thanks to the massive outbreak of avian influenza this spring.
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.
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?
The getting-to-know-you process can be tricky for chickens. Here are tips for integrating new birds into your existing flock.
When your hens turn out to be roosters, it can be hard to know what to do. Here are some tips.