The 17 Wyandotte Chicken Colors You Should Know

gold laced Wyandotte

Wyandottes are impressive, beautiful, and generally healthy birds, and a breed that is a true North American original, first developed in the late 19th century. Although it fell from popularity significantly during the middle part of the 20th century, these chickens are once again being recognized for their excellent all-around characteristics. Accordingly, their popularity is … Read more

20 Blue Chicken Breeds To Look Into

Blue-Laced Red Wyandotte Hen in snow

When you’ve kept chickens long enough, eventually chicken fever is going to strike. You’ll think about chickens all the time. You’ll see chickens everywhere. You won’t be happy with the mundane breeds that you already know. You want more chickens, better chickens, rarer chickens. And among all the breeds, some of the rarest individual birds … Read more

Brahma Chickens – The Complete Guide

a Dark Brahma hen

Whether you’re getting started with chickens for the first time or just looking to expand your flock with some new additions, picking the right breed is crucially important. Understanding the capabilities, health, temperament, and other essential characteristics of a breed will go a long way toward making your time with them happy and productive. To … Read more

13 Chicken Breeds with Feathered Feet

Splash Silkie rooster

When you look past the fact that they are the most common domestic bird in the world, chickens are actually super interesting. Their behavior, their colors, their physiological differences; there are so many interesting traits about them you could spend a lifetime studying them. For chicken fanciers like us, this also means that your picture-perfect … Read more

So, What’s the Average Weight of a Chicken?

a Light Brahma rooster

When it comes to raising livestock of any kind, and that includes poultry like chickens, watching their weight is important. No, not just for aesthetics, not all the time, but to make sure they are on target for their productivity, be it meat or eggs, and also healthy overall. A chicken that’s underweight or overweight … Read more

How Warm Should I Keep My Baby Chicks?

baby chicks inside brooder with heat lamp and feeder

Bringing home a bundle of baby chicks, or hatching them yourself, is always an exciting time, but it is a perilous one, too. Chicks are incredibly delicate, and very easy to sicken or even kill accidentally. Not enough water, not enough food, and, arguably most important of all, not enough warmth. If your baby chicks … Read more

So, How Much is a Rooster?

rooster eating chopped celery root

If you want chickens, and tell someone that you want to add a rooster to your flock, they might give you a funny look. If it’s because they also own chickens they might be worried about your sanity. If it’s your neighbor, they are doubtless worried about the noise your new addition is going to … Read more

How Much Cold Can My Chickens Take?

chicken flock using shoveled path to get through snow

If there’s one thing most folks tend to pity our animals for, it is the fact that they have to live outside pretty much all the time. Even our chickens that have nice, warm coops to live in spend most of their time outside exposed to the elements. That’s just the way things are, and … Read more

Top 20 Most Beautiful Chicken Breeds

Gold Laced Polish cockerel

Most folks don’t spare chickens even a second glance. They’re just poultry at the end of the day, and they are where our meat and eggs come from. Not much to them, right? Not if you pay attention to them, and admire them, like us chicken lovers do! Although they aren’t ever counted among the … Read more

So, Do Hens Crow Like Roosters?

Golden Comet hens inside coop

If you own a flock of chickens, especially one that has a rooster or two, you already know that they can be pretty noisy. Roosters especially tend to sound off loud and proud throughout the day, and invariably first thing in the morning and in the evening. But what’s strange is that some folks report … Read more

How Much to Feed Your Chickens Per Day

chicken eating red beans and corn

As with any livestock, giving chickens the right amount of food each and every day is mandatory if you want them to stay healthy and thrive. They must have enough calories and nutrition, of course, but it’s bad to give them too little or too much in kind. And believe me, it’s an easy thing … Read more

Salmon Faverolle Chickens: The Complete Guide

a Salmon Faverolles hen

Every person who keeps chickens for any length of time will soon develop favorites. Favorite individual birds, yes, but also favorite breeds. That’s one of the great things about being a chicken fancier: there are so many unique and gorgeous chickens out here to appreciate! So many, in fact, that it can be a little … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Oranges?

barnyard mix chicken

Most chicken owners already know that they’re precious birds can enjoy a very diet consisting of all kinds of wholesome foods. They can even eat many different fruits, though these are typically served as treats. However, not all kinds of fruit are safe or healthy for chickens, even some of the most seemingly wholesome ones … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Cherries?

chickens inside a large greenhouse

Compared to most other livestock species, chickens can enjoy a surprising variety of foods. Yes, they subsist mostly on chicken feed but it’s possible they can have grass, bugs, meat, vegetables, and even fruit. But like most birds, chickens can only have fruit and limited quantities, and even then, only the kinds that are safe. … Read more