More and more, people are taking control of the foods they eat, including growing and raising their own. It is important to note that the practice isn't without its hazards.
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.
Whether you raise chickens or just received a baby chick for Easter, you'll find a name in this list for every breed and personality.
A simple guide to keeping geese and raising and caring for goslings. Geese make good pets, great lawn mowers, and excellent watch dogs, but do you know what they need to keep them healthy and happy?
Pekin ducks have been around for over 2000 years. These beautiful birds grow extremely fast and produce a lot of meat and eggs. These friendly majestic creatures often make great pets due to their unique personalities and social skills.
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?
Light-hearted trials and tribulations of caring for chickens and the story of the Amazon Hen and Small Rooster.
Domestic ducks are ducks that are cared for and/or raised by people. People typically raise ducks for pets, eggs, meat, and show. Domesticated ducks rely on people for food and shelter.
People love to breed animals with extreme characteristics, but what does this mean for chickens? Take a gander at some truly freaky chicken breeds.
Prevent predators from entering and killing your chickens by creating a predator-proof chicken coop and chicken run.
Incubators are expensive, and they aren't always trustworthy. Read on to find out how to create one yourself that works.
When you put chickens in a small pen or coop they get bored and will end up hurting one another. Here are easy and fun ideas for chicken toys that you can make using items around your house.