Welcome to Chicken FAQs!
More and more people are discovering the fun and rewards of keeping backyard chickens. Whether it’s for their delicious fresh eggs or just to keep them as fascinating and fun pets, chickens are a great option and they needn’t take up too much room. With no need to take them out for a walk and no risk of damage to your home, backyard chickens could be a great choice for you and your family.
If you’ve never had free-range eggs, then you’re in for a treat! Imagine a bright yellow yolk, a creamy egg white, and all provided free of charge every single day. No more worries about the welfare of the chickens and the sad reality of modern egg production methods. Now you can be sure that your eggs come from truly happy and well cared for chickens.
The Gardener's Friend
If you’re a keen gardener, now you no longer need to worry about slugs, as these are a tasty treat for your backyard chickens. Then there’s the constant supply of chicken manure that makes a great organic fertilizer! But do remember that you’ll need to also have a chicken run or fencing to keep them away from the veg garden and flower beds that you don’t want to be eaten!
Getting Ready For Your New Arrivals!
But, before your feathered friends arrive, there’s some planning needed, and you need to make sure that you have everything that they need to stay fit and healthy. So, that includes the chicken coop, feed, and both water and food containers. It also makes sense to begin developing your knowledge of chicken welfare, which includes, common diseases, vaccinations, and how to keep on top of parasites such as red mite.
Our Latest Chicken FAQ Posts
How Long Does a Chicken Live?
If you’re thinking about keeping a few backyard chickens then you might be wondering how long you’ll enjoy their company. Well, the average chicken lives
Problems With Watery Chicken Poop?
When you’re met with a pile of watery chicken poop, it’s enough to send you back to bed but finding out the cause is important
How Do You Tame Chicks?
A vast majority of the members in the chicken community raise chickens to have a constant supply of fresh eggs and poultry and mainly consider
Keeping Free Range Chickens In Winter
Whew! That’s a toughie, especially if you’re a chicken-rearing newbie. Even a seasoned pro can struggle with keeping free range chickens in winter, but it
How To Help Your Flock Through Molting
If you’re a longstanding member of the chicken community chances are you have seen your fair share of chicken molts. For those that have not
Should I Use Electric Fencing For My Chickens?
While some members of the chicken community may be steadfastly against using electric fencing for their chickens, many others wouldn’t have it any other way.
Can Chickens and Dogs Get On?
There’s no doubt that owning and raising backyard chickens can be a very fulfilling task. Many in the chicken community choose to raise them for
Should I Keep a Rooster?
There are a few different reasons why one may want to up the number of chickens in their flock. Maybe you want to grow some
How To Store your Chickens Freshly Laid Eggs
Raising your own backyard chickens can be very rewarding both emotionally and financially. One benefit of raising your own flock is that you know for
Keeping Chickens Safe From Predators
Many members of the chicken community would agree that a lot of effort goes into raising backyard chickens. While it may be a fairly inexpensive
Why Has My Chicken Stopped Laying Eggs?
Those in the chicken community know that when we own chickens our hens end up becoming a vital asset to our household. They are your
Common Problems with Chicks
Finally getting to watch that new batch of chicks hatch is one of the most exciting moments in raising chickens. Those cute little peeps coming
Do Your Chickens Need Vitamin Supplements?
As with most domesticated (and semi-domesticated) animals adding extra vitamins and nutrients to their diet can only help to improve their overall health and longevity.
Crop Ailments in Chickens, All You Need to Know
If you want to be a good chicken keeper it’s crucial that you know how best to care for your chickens. If you want to
Selecting The Right Chickens for Egg Production
So, have you finally decided to take the first step to self-sustenance and are ready to start raising chickens for eggs? Or maybe you are
Vaccinating Your Chickens
There are many questions about vaccinating chickens that get asked among the chicken community. Questions like, “Should I be vaccinating my chickens?”, “When should I
What to Feed Your Chickens?
Starting a small backyard farm and raising chickens can be a great idea, especially if you’re trying to start a business or learn how to be
The Easiest Chicken Runs!
If you’re new to the chicken community, welcome! More than likely you’ve heard of a chicken run at this point, but if not, generally speaking
Worming Your Chickens
Not many chicken owners think about the negative aspects of raising chickens. These not-so-good parts include having to deal with different diseases and illnesses that
How to Hatch Eggs From Your Chickens
If you’re taking on the task of raising your own chickens at home, and have decided to literally start from scratch by hatching them from
Introducing A New Chicken to the Flock
There will come a time when a chicken owner will need to participate in a flock rotation. This means you will need to start introducing
Should I Let My Chickens Graze?
Most of the members in the chicken community know how important it is to make sure that you are letting your chickens graze. Whether you
How To Fix Red Mite Problems in Your Chickens
If you ask members of the chicken community what they believe is the biggest threat to their flock of chickens, you’ll probably hear a resounding
Why Are My Chickens Laying Soft Eggs?
Collecting a basket full of eggs from your backyard chickens in the morning can be one of the best and most fulfilling feelings for a
Building Chicken Houses/Coops
When you have decided to take on the task of raising and growing chickens, the first thing you will need to consider is where exactly
Broody Hens and How To Fix It
Darn near every member of the chicken community has had to deal with a broody hen at one point or another. If you have not
Coccidiosis in Chickens
At some point in time every person in the chicken community has had the opportunity to sit and watch their chickens forage for various worms
Cleaning Out the Chicken House
There are many joys that come along with being a chicken owner. Cleaning out the chicken house is not one of those joys. For most
Water and Grit for Your Chickens
There are certain things that every living creature requires in order to live and thrive. We all need food for energy, activity to build muscle,
Health Checks for Chickens
When you become a chicken keeper you have essentially given a silent oath to take care of the chickens to the best of your ability
A Complete Guide To Candling Eggs
If you’ve ever looked into the idea of hatching your very own fluffy little chicks, you may have come across the term “candling”. If you
Choosing Healthy Chickens
There are quite a few things to consider when deciding to take on the task of raising chickens. First, you’ll need to decide where to
Can You Raise Children And Chickens Together?
Members of the chicken community know that raising kids and chickens together is a great experience, but for those that have not joined the flock
Local Laws For Chicken Keeping
If you’ve decided to take the plunge and begin raising your own flock of chickens, congratulations! Now you might be wondering how and where to
Why Raise Backyard Chickens?
There may have come a time where you found yourself inside a grocery store noticing the outrageous prices of essential foods like poultry, steaks, eggs,
The Best Chickens For Meat and Eggs
When considering taking on the task of raising chickens, one may be surprised to find out that there are different breeds of chickens to choose