So, Can Chickens Eat Brussels Sprouts?

newly introduced chickens to the flock

Chickens are probably the least-picky animals you can own. They eat almost anything, from fruits and veggies to meat and insects. These avian omnivores want it all, and seem especially keen to get any leftover veggies or vegetable scraps from their owners, even things you might not like! So, how about brussels sprouts? Can chickens … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Sage?

Golden Comet hens inside coop

Every chicken owner knows that their precious birds are wide-ranging and adventurous eaters, and they seem to enjoy a very diet that includes both fresh and prepared foods. Every chicken keeper that also has a garden has likely already encountered the exasperation that occurs when chickens break in and start nibbling on your herbs and … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Lemon Balm?

Golden Comet hens inside coop

Left to their own devices, chickens will eat all sorts of things. Some of their favorite foods are plants. Veggies, fruit, leaves, seeds, roots, and more: there are very few that don’t wind up on a chicken’s menu! Naturally, caring owners like to supplement the diet of their chickens with whole, fresh inclusions from their … Read more

What’s the Most Dangerous Chicken Breed?

roosters fighting

Even the most ornery chicken is rarely thought of as being truly dangerous. After all, these little birds are mainly just a source of meat, eggs, and occasionally entertainment. There is hardly an adult human that could be threatened by your average chicken. That being said, some breeds are anything but average. Some chickens are … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Dill?

dill growing in raised bed

One of the most interesting things about owning chickens is it seeing how enthusiastic they are about the foods they eat. Chickens are pretty adventurous eaters, and being omnivores will eat plants, veggies, fruit, bugs, worms, meat, and everything in between. On the vegetarian end of the spectrum some of their very favorite foods happen … Read more

31 Reasons My Chicken is Limping

chicken feet

If you’ve ever had a chicken that was limping, you know that it can be quite worrisome. You may not be sure what to do about it, or even why your chicken is limping in the first place. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the reasons why your chicken might be limping, as … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Ginger?

New Hampshire hens

When you stop to think about it, it is pretty amazing just how many different things chickens can eat. Of course, we all know they’re omnivores, but I think it’s a little funny that they can eat some things safely that they would practically never be able to get in the wild. Lots of novel … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Chives?

young chive plants growing in the garden

If you have owned chickens for any length of time, you already know that they will eat pretty much anything. There is hardly any plant, bug, fruit or veggie that is safe from them! This sometimes leads chickens to get into trouble by eating something that they shouldn’t, and sometimes unwitting owners feed their flock … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Daffodils?

daffodil plant in red mulch

Most chicken owners know by now that their birds are highly adventurous and adaptive eaters, and it is a common sight to see them taking a nibble of various plants including weeds, flowers, and shrubs. However, caution is always justified before allowing your chickens to eat any new or novel plant, no matter how pretty … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Eggs?

a hen eating baked eggshells

Chickens are omnivores and will eat just about anything when the mood strikes them. They also eat some things that are a little unsettling, including chicken eggs. Even their own eggs! While this behavior is definitely disturbing to new owners, some people assert that it is, in fact good for chickens. Others claim you should … Read more

Golden Comet Chickens: The Complete Guide

Golden Comet hens inside coop

The Golden Comet chicken breed is one of the most popular breeds in backyard flocks. They’re easy to care for, produce large amounts of eggs, and can often be found online at hatcheries. On my farm, we have raised Golden Comets exclusively as our egg layers for the last five years. Without a doubt, they’re … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Lemons?

chicken eating lemon slices

Lemons are one of those contentious items when it comes to treating your chickens. Some old timers swear that citrus fruits are harmful to chickens, or will outright kill them. Plenty of other keepers these days swear just the opposite. Time to get the straight answer: can you add lemons to your chickens’ diet? Yes, … Read more

So, How Do Chickens Sleep?

a hen sitting on a pile of hay

Every chicken owner is already aware of the sundown roundup that takes place in the run or across your property. When the sun gets low in the sky, chickens start thinking about tucking tail feathers and getting some shuteye in the coop. But have you ever stopped to think about just how chickens actually sleep? … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Honey?

a hen trying out some honey

If you own chickens, you know by now that these birds are adventurous eaters. They will scarf up just about anything, from fruits and veggies to worms and bugs. Nothing is off the table for these robust yard birds! How about something like honey? Is that something your chickens can have, and is it good … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Kidney Beans?

chicken eating red beans and corn

Beans are one of those foods that are a staple of homestead life. Easy to store, pretty easy to prepare, calorie-dense, and nutritious (not to mention filling), kidney beans in particular are a wonderful way to stay prepared for tough times. It stands to reason that some homesteaders have probably wondered if they can feed … Read more