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

So, Can Chickens Eat Pasta?

chicken scratching in compost

Chickens are omnivores, and as such, they can eat a really varied diet. They eat bugs, a little bit of meat, various kinds of plant matter, chicken feed of course, and even some fruits and veggies. The latter two in particular make great healthy treats for chickens. But it rarely fails that most owners want … Read more

Why Are My Chickens Eating Their Eggs?

chicken flock using shoveled path to get through snow

For most of us, keeping a supply of fresh eggs going is the number one reason for owning chickens. It’s an exciting time when your girls start laying! Heading out in the morning to collect the bounty you work so hard for and- what’s this? An egg is broken! Worse than broken, it is mostly … Read more

How Do Chickens Actually Mate?

Cochin Rooster mating Lavender Orpington

If you know anybody who owns chickens, and particularly a mixed flock consisting of hens and roosters, you’ve probably heard them talk about the pairings that happen in the warmer season with mixed tones of amusement and dread. Of course, chickens mate to reproduce just like every other animal, but depending on who you ask … Read more

Here’s Why You Should Add Sand to Your Chicken Coop

inside of a drafty chicken coop

Every chicken owner knows, and if they don’t know they find out quickly enough, that their birds need bedding in the coop. It’s good for sanitation, it provides a little bit of insulation and also something soft for chickens to walk on, protecting their feet. But invariably, chickens will ruin their bedding in time, and … Read more

19 Nesting Box Herbs for Chickens

bantam chicken eggs in nesting box

For most of us that own chickens, the primary reason is to get those wonderful fresh eggs day in and day out. But laying season can be a difficult and hectic time: unhappy or stressed chickens might get broody, lay fewer eggs or even lay eggs of lesser quality. That’s no good, and trying to … Read more

How Much ACV to Give to Your Chickens

Golden Comet hens inside coop

Chicken keepers know that taking care of your flock is truly a full-time job. Even when you allow your chickens to free-range, you’ve got to make sure they have water, stay disease-free, and don’t get into anything that might be harmful for them. All this on top of ensuring that they get all of the … Read more

7 Benefits of Molasses for Your Chickens

New Hampshire chickens in chicken run looking to eat

Most people already know that chickens have a highly varied diet. Chickens eat all sorts of things, including plant matter and meat, but did you know they can even have some really sweet stuff like molasses? It’s true, and it isn’t just a sweet treat for chickens. They love it, don’t get me wrong, but … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Jasmine?

chickens inside a large greenhouse

Jasmine is one shrub that is greatly loved for its highly aromatic flowers. Delicate, clustering and often climbing, there is hardly anything more beautiful found in nature. Jasmine can be found all over the world and is commonly cultivated as a decorative plant. Like many other decorative plants, chickens might occasionally want to sample it! … Read more