Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.
When Will Chicks Start Laying Eggs?
Raising Baby Chicks Series

When Will Chicks Start Laying Eggs?

You might be wondering “when do chicks start laying eggs?”   People tend to purchase their chicks in March. Around June, when they’re six to eight weeks old, owners start to wonder why they aren’t laying eggs yet. The short answer is:  they’re not ready yet.     The longer explanation involves their sexually mature…

DIY Automatic Coop Door With ChickenGuard
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DIY Automatic Coop Door With ChickenGuard

Building your own DIY automatic coop door is easy with a ChickenGuard Automatic Coop Door Opener!   (For this article, ChickenGuard provided us with a free Automatic Coop Door Opener. This article reflects my own personal opinions using this product).   With the hot summers and chilly winters (with lots of freezing rain) in Southeast…

How Many Chicks Should Be In A Brooder?
Raising Baby Chicks Series

How Many Chicks Should Be In A Brooder?

So, how many chicks should go in a brooder? Let’s find out! [brid autoplay=”true” video=”470214″ player=”19074″ title=”Stop Chicks from Squashing Each Other!” description=”Piling is a top killer of baby chicks. Here’s what it is, and how to avoid it! Our favorite chick starter: https://amzn.to/309GTXB Follow on Facebook: https:…” duration=”253″ uploaddate=”2019-09-22 01:42:20″ thumbnailurl=”//cdn.brid.tv/live/partners/14575/thumb/470214_t_1569116510.png”]   You have…

Can Chickens Fly? Yes….And No.
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Can Chickens Fly? Yes….And No.

Wondering “can chickens fly?” Well, like most things with chickens: it depends.   Some chicken breeds can fly and some can’t. And even within a specific breed, some individual chickens can fly, and some cannot.   In this article, we’ll take a deeper look at the question “can chickens fly!”   What Is A Flightless…