If I want a few hens to provide eggs, do I need a rooster? Why should I have a rooster? Aren't they mean, noisy birds?
If you have been thinking about raising chickens, read this to get started in a simple and cost-effective way. We are talking just the basics.
Want to house chickens in your backyard? When keeping chickens in your garden is not easy, it is time to build a hen house and a chicken run. Illustrated guide.
Watch a group of 100 Cornish Rock chickens grow from fuzzy yellow balls to noisy adults. This photo essay shows all phases of care and feeding on a private farm.
Are you excited about the world of waterfowl but just don't want a regular old duck to keep up with the Joneses? Prepare to learn the reasons why you should get out there and find a Muscovy.
Raise your hand if you've never heard about chickens being trained. If your hand is up, you are in good company as not many people ever thought chickens were trainable animals.
The best backyard chicken breeds are friendly and provide a sufficient quantity of eggs. Breeds such as the Silver Gray Dorking and Buff Orpington are excellent choices for a backyard flock.
Prevent predators from entering and killing your chickens by creating a predator-proof chicken coop and chicken run.
Great information for new backyard egg farmers, including my experience with raising Ameraucanas and Buff Orpingtons. A chart also shows you which chicken breeds will perform best in urban conditions.