What Is The Best Bedding For Chickens? Choosing the correct bedding is vital to secure the health of your chickens. Good bedding will keep the coop free of harmful bacteria, odour, mold, pathogens, and flies. Don’t worry, new chicken parents, we have collected all the information you need to help you choose the best bedding […]
What Time Of Day Do Chickens Lay Eggs? There are a number of things that influence the time of day your chickens will lay their eggs. Because of this, you will not know exactly what time to go collect your eggs. But with a little information you can make a pretty good guess as to
The Ultimate Guide To Keeping Rats Away From Your Chicken Coop Chicken owners need to keep rats out of the coop. Rats carry diseases that are harmful to chickens, will attack baby chicks, steal eggs, and have even been known to chew on hens’ feet while they are sleeping. In addition to those serious problems,
Can Chickens Eat Tomatoes? Contrary to popular belief, chickens do enjoy a varied diet that goes beyond just grains and insects! Chickens are known to take a liking to many foods, however one of the best sources of nourishment that should be included in your feathered friend’s diet includes tomatoes. In this short but comprehensive guide,
Can Chickens Live Alone? Chickens are naturally gregarious animals, living together in a flock with a complex social order. Chickens gather every evening at dusk to settle in for the night, sleeping near each other keeps them warm. If a chicken is by itself for a few weeks it will be fine, but after a while many
Do Chickens Have A Sense Of Smell? Yes, chickens have a sense of smell. Scientists are still researching this sense not only in order to understand how chickens use their sense of smell, but also in order to understand the behavior of other birds which are more difficult to study because they are not domesticated.
Can Chickens Swim? Chickens are equipped to swim for short periods of time, but are not good swimmers and can easily drown if left in a body of water for more than five or ten minutes. Chickens do not have waterproof feathers, so they will become waterlogged and the weight will pull them down. If
The Less Stress Guide To Catching Your Chickens It seems the easiest thing in the world about chicken keeping and it should be a pleasure. But catching your hens can turn into quite a palaver. Remember a chicken is no slouch. Chickens can run at 9mph. The average human can run at 8.6 mph. It can
HOW TO GET YOUR CHICKENS TO RETURN TO THE COOP AT NIGHT We had an email recently from Dana Farmer and it is a question that comes up again and again. It is about her “trouble getting the hens into the coop at night” and what you can do to train your hens to return at dusk and
PROTECTING YOUR HENS FROM FOXES Foxes are every chicken keepers’ number one nightmare. It is the most devastating moment for any chicken keeper: a fox somehow gets into your run and coop and kills one or more of your precious, much loved flock. How did they manage it? A fox is a cunning, smart foe.