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As a chicken owner, how to tell the gender of your baby chickens is quite a challenge. These little fluffy birds look the same physically, proving it difficult to distinguish between males and females. That is why large commercial hatcheries hire chick sexers to help them identify males from females. What happens if you don’t …

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Yes, Backyard Chickens: In High Demand During Global Health Crisis. The world is in a crisis that seems to threaten the existence of humanity. From the elderly to infants and women to men, no one has been spared by this ravaging pandemic. But survival for everyone is paramount no matter how serious this global health …

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So, let us explore raising broiler chickens from scratch! I have always found it easy raising different chicken breeds. Of the three major categories of chickens, I find broilers to be quite manageable in many different ways. So, if you are still having trouble between raising layers and broilers, this is the time to make …

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Why are ‘straight run’ chickens cheaper to buy? If you are a new-comer in poultry keeping, there are terms that will leave you more confused than before. One of such terms is ‘straight run’ chickens. This refers to the chickens or chicks that aren’t sexed prior to buying them. In other words, they are sold …

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What are the disadvantages of dual-purpose chickens?  There are always two sides to every story. This also applies to raising chickens. As a seasoned chicken owner, I can gladly point out a few positive attributes of broilers, layers and dual-purpose chickens. Likewise, I can tell you the negative side of each one of the aforementioned …

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So, What breed of chickens should I raise for meat? As a chicken owner, I cannot overemphasize the importance of raising your own chickens for meat. This is because conventional poultry in most factory farm-settings is loaded with all kinds of additives. Besides, such chickens are often raised in a way that is not humane.  …

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So, What do you need to know about Easter Egger chickens? I find Easter Egger chicken breed to be unique and fascinating in every aspect. From their distinctive feathers to their funny personalities and colored eggs, these birds are amazing to be among your flock. If you’re eager to know anything about Easter Egger chickens, …

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