You may think you're raising your own turkey for Thanksgiving, but you probably aren't... here are the facts about raising turkeys.
This article contains information on Americaunas and "Easter Egg" chickens and their varieties. Read on about the characteristics of the Americauna breed and advice on caring for these chickens.
If you are choosing a heritage chicken breed, we think these are the 10 best breeds. We chose them based on friendliness, hardiness, beauty and beauty of the eggs.
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.
We all love pets, but some are more expensive and difficult to keep successfully than others. Chickens are an economical and easy alternative to the traditional pets like cats and dogs.
There are risks to having chickens that are either too fat or too thin. Learn how to tell if your chickens are out of balance and what to do about it.
This is a comprehensive guide on the silkie chicken, including information about its physical features, temperament, origins, and life cycle. I also explain how to breed, raise, and care for them.
Raise your hand if you've never heard about training chickens. If your hand is up, you are in good company as not many people realize chickens are actually trainable.
How do you get your chicken coop ready for blizzards, tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding, or hurricanes? Don't wait until severe weather is imminent to prepare your flock for the storm.
These chickens come in a variety of beautiful colors and are fun to raise. In this article, I share photos and basic information about raising them.
New to raising hens? Unsure how to begin? Here are some important tips for raising hens in your back yard.
Ameraucana and Easter Egg chickens are a good choice if you want to keep laying hens in a suburban yard. Here, you'll find photos and information about raising and housing a small flock, from chicks to layers.
Chickens get all the attention, but backyard duck operations are growing in popularity. Ducks are more personable than chickens, and their eggs are more nutritious.
When owning a flock of poultry, one needs to consider what to feed them. This is a general guide to feeding poultry and picking feed that is right for your budget, needs, and availability.
If you're new to raising chickens, picking out the right feed can be quite a challenge. Learn the differences so you can feed your flock only the very best!
This egg overview will amaze you! An in-depth look at the differences found between store-bought production eggs and farm fresh backyard chicken eggs.
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.
This is our story about beginning to raise chickens. Learn from our mistakes about what to do and what not to do when raising chickens.
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.
So you've decided you want to keep chickens, but where to start? What breed of chickens? How many do you need? Read on to find out.
Ducks are foraging omnivores that love to eat things, especially snacks. With so many options, which foods make the best treats?
With so many breeds, it is difficult to choose the best for egg production. The type of duck you choose will depend on your needs. Let's take a look at what the different breeds have to offer.
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.
Are you an aspiring backyard egg farmer? I've raised Ameraucanas and Buff Orpingtons, and I have a lot of experience to share. I've also included a chart that summarizes which chicken breeds will perform best in urban conditions.
Keeping chickens is an extremely rewarding venture. Happy, healthy hens will lay eggs nearly all year round and will also provide you with delicious meat. However, certain breeds are better than others
Owning chickens in the suburbs might not be for everyone, but please consider it. Here's a long list of both the benefits and detriments of keeping chickens in a not-so-rural area.
Silkie Bantam chickens are an incredibly unique breed of chicken, adorned with many fancy features. This article provides some interesting facts about the origins and characteristics of the Silkie.
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?
Step-by-step instructions on raising guinea keets to full-grown guineafowl. These essential tips include basic husbandry and advice on buying from hatcheries.
This article offers tips on how to utilize the natural instincts of a broody hen to incubate, hatch, and raise your chicks naturally.
The topic of letting chickens free-range vs. keeping them in a chicken run is frequently debated. This article will list three pros and three cons of both sides to help you figure out which option is best for your animals.
The Golden Comet chicken is a great egg layer and a great addition to any backyard chicken coop. In this article, you will learn all about this wonderful chicken breed.
These docile birds are a great choice for growing your own gourmet meat, free-range style. They are mild-mannered and can be shy but are easy to tame. I have tips on sexing day-old chicks and more information on character and looks of this ancient heritage breed.
Learn how to take care of baby ducks, or ducklings, using this step-by-step guide. From what a baby duck eats and drinks to what it needs to thrive, this guide covers everything.
Learn the truth about chickens. Can female chickens really turn into males? Are chickens actually stupid? Are they really mean? What are chicken saddles and diapers? I'm here to tell you the truth.
I have been raising chickens for over five years and have worked with many breeds of poultry. This is about my experience raising light brahma chickens.
This is my story of how I came to have a pet duck and how I care for it. I learned many interesting things along the way, and while the care is not easy, it is very enjoyable and rewarding.
Incubators are expensive, and they aren't always trustworthy. Read on to find out how to create one yourself that works.
Chickens make great pets, and having a coop of chickens can help your family in so many ways! Check out our list of 45 rooster and chicken names!
My family helps raise chickens as a member of a community where the work is shared and the blessings are many. We raise our chickens for the eggs, which are delicious, and we learn so much from them.
Prevent predators from entering and killing your chickens by creating a predator-proof chicken coop and chicken run.
Ducks, geese and swans are feathered philosophers, offering us humans useful tips on relationships, job success, stress management and staying healthy. You won't think of them as bird-brained again!
Chickens can be a great addition to your property because of the eggs they produce. If you don't have the desire to build a permanent home for them, there are movable options.
Dealing with backyard chicken diseases is a fact of life when raising chickens. Find out a few things you can do to help remedy most chicken ailments and keep your flock healthy.
Here are some tips and tricks on building your own chicken coop cheaply and also a basic design plan to get you started.
The Silver Laced Wyandotte chicken is one of the oldest American breeds. They are a popular breed for backyard flocks because of their beauty, temperament, and egg-laying abilities.
Here are some tips on what to do if your hen is injured, from someone who has been through it and was completely unprepared at the time. Learn about basic chicken first aid.
This breed was first bred in Hungary and later perfected in Germany. Contrary to what some folks believe, the Naked Neck is 100% chicken—not a cross between a turkey and a chicken.
Keeping your chickens in confinement doesn't have to be a prison sentence. If you can't let them go free range, here's how to do it in the most healthy and humane way possible.
Knowing how to properly winterize your chicken coop is important for keeping your flock healthy through the colder months of the year.
With backyard poultry becoming an ever-increasing trend, some chickens are bound to end up inside as "not-so-exotic" pets. But is this a good idea? Let's find out!
A very easy-to-use chicken health troubleshooting chart. Chicken diseases and conditions are listed along with symptom, prevention, and treatment information.
This list will help you get an idea of what threatens your flock and how to guard against predation, but it is always good to discuss the subject of predators with other chicken owners around you.
Looking to make a chick brooder with homemade materials? If you are into do-it-yourself projects, you will love this design that my hubby came up with for our fluffy, day-old chicks.
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.
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?
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.
Includes suggestions about which duck breeds are most suitable for different purposes. Covers housing, feeding, stocking density, wing clipping, and health of pet ducks.