Chicken Care and Chicken Advice
Chicken advice is everywhere lately. So many books, blogs and newsletters specialize in the care and feeding of chickens. Chicken advice has become big business. Equipment, coops, chicken tractors, brooders, and incubators are big sellers, too. The small homestead is just not complete without a flock of beautiful egg layers. I enjoy writing about chickens, and although my blog is across the board on many homesteading topics, I love sharing information with other chicken lovers. This post is a gathering of the best from my blog, to help you raise your chickens successfully.
Best Chicken Advice Posts
I don’t remember a time that we didn’t have a rooster. We have had some roosters who had to find new homes though. Having a rooster to protect the flock, warn of danger and other benefits is a comfort. If you can legally keep a rooster in your coop without upsetting the neighbors, you may want to give it a try.
Is it economical to raise egg laying hens? How much food do they eat? I broke it all down in this post, explaining how to figure out the cost per chicken and how much money it takes.
There is always more to be learned and even those of us who write about chickens frequently find something new to enrich our chickens’ lives.
6 Things I Didn’t Know About Chickens from May of 2015
Originally written in 2013, I revised the post in 2014 and in 2015 it still led the list of most read chicken posts on my site.
Five best backyard chicken breeds are discussed in this post. Read about my top five picks and why I think they should be on your list, too.
My book! The next item on the list is the information about the book I released in early 2015. Chickens From Scratch is available on this website, through Amazon, or Barnes and Noble
This question comes up repeatedly, often after a predator attack. Chicken wire does not keep out critters intent on eating your chickens. Learn more and make the changes needed before you have a tragedy.
Don’t let the crazy drama of mixing the old chickens with the new, or the bully of the chicken yard get you down. Try these tried and proven methods to reduce the squabbling in your chicken run.
In terms of feeding your hens economically, you can’t beat the cost savings from feeding natural probiotic rich fermented feed. It is so simple to do that you can start at any time with whatever feed you already have on hand. I prefer to ferment a mixture of layer feed and scratch grains. Stand back because your chickens are going to rush the feed bowl!
I was surprised that this post on Lash Eggs was so widely read. The phenomenon is misunderstood and the reaction and resulting response often mishandled. Metabolic and infection related syndromes in layer hens are often met with swift culling of the flock member or suspected members. I felt this was not necessary in most cases and took the stand against culling hens that lay a lash egg.
Number 1 post of Chicken Advice!
The number one most popular post for the last three years has been a list of easy steps to take to keep your chicken coop smelling fresh. The chickens will love you for reading this post!