Today we’re going to talk about keeping your hens laying through winter. And since mine have started to drop off in production, this is a topic near and dear to my heart. There’s many reasons why a hen can drop off production in the winter, and we’re going to look at reasons why that happens, […]
From the day your chicks hatch, they will need a good chicken waterer to help them have 24 hour access to water. You don’t want them getting dehydrated! There’s lots of options, which are all equally good. Whichever you decide, you’ve got to pay attention to the amount of water and the size […]
Main Takeaways: If your chicks are walking around, eating, etc, their brooder temperature is probably okay. If they’re huddling under/near the heat source, they’re probably cold. (Might also hear loud cheeping). If they’re scattered way away from the heat source, they’re probably too hot. More reading: How many chicks should be in […]
Here’s part 1 of our new chicken coop build! It’s a time lapse of how we built the frame. So far, it’s cost us about $160 to build this coop – $80 for the hardware and $80 for the 2×4 wood.
September is here…..which means it’s time to think about what to do in your chicken coop in September! It’s pumpkin season, and there’s lots you can do in your coop this month! Help your flock stay healthy and keep your coop in top shape with these tips! If it gets cold early in […]
Main Takeaways: You can try feather sexing as early as 3 days Look for prominent combs at about 4 weeks (breed dependent) Crowing at an early age is a strong sign (rarely alpha hens crow as adults but not as chicks under 16 weeks old) More reading: 7 Ways To Sex Baby Chicks […]