When Do Ducks Start Laying Eggs?

Female duck started to lay eggs in the nest.

Do you spend time figuring out when your ducks would lay eggs? The same happened to me when I kickstarted my mini backyard duck farm to raise ducks for eggs. I was at a loss about when my ducks would lay eggs. But when they reached their sixth month, many of my ducks started laying … Read more

Different Types of Chicken Feeders

All different sizes and styles of chicken feeders.

Many backyard chicken raisers start with good intentions to build a sizeable chicken coop but end up giving away their chickens because they feel raising chickens is quite troublesome. Such a feeling is understandable, considering that raising chickens isn’t easy. Besides, it requires time and effort. It also necessitates monitoring what your chickens eat daily … Read more

What To Feed Chickens By Age?

Farmer feeding chickens and chicks in coop.

If you ever decide to raise chickens in your backyard to become more self-sufficient with your food supply, it will be best to do extensive research on raising chickens. Besides, it will help if you learn the essential factors to consider when raising backyard chickens, like what feeds you should provide them at various stages … Read more

Best Rat-proof Chicken Feeders

Different types of chicken feeders to prevent rat.

A close friend of mine called in the other day, asking me about ways to prevent rats from accessing the feeds of his chickens. Rats, of course, can become a real menace to chicken keepers because rats get drawn to chicken feed. Besides, if you’re the kind of flock raiser—used to scattering chicken feeds on … Read more

How to Make Organic Feeds for Chicken

Raw materials for making organic chicken feed.

Once you have just kickstarted your small chicken coop, you might become a bit hesitant to embrace the idea of making homemade organic feeds for your chickens. The reason might be that you find the process laborious and time-consuming. Besides, sourcing ingredients from different sources might add up to your preoccupations.  Yet there is no … Read more

Symptoms of Too Much Protein in Chickens

Feeding chickens with high protein feed.

Protein is a macronutrient that chickens need in large amounts because it is essential to their growth, immunity, egg production, and many other biological functions. Failure to get enough protein from feeds will likely lead to serious health risks for your chickens. Hence, you need to provide your chickens with ample protein. But what will … Read more

Best Chicken Feeders for Small Coops

Placing open-feeder in a small coop with very few chickens.

So, you are shopping around for a chicken feeders that suitable for smaller coop, and you want to ensure you are buying a suitable sizes. Well, if it is your first time purchasing a chicken feeder, it will be best to consider several essential factors. First, you need to consider where you will set up … Read more

Where to Put Chicken Feeder?

Placing the hanging feeders inside the chicken coop.

So, you have just built your chicken coop, and now you are thinking about where you should put the chicken feeder and waterer. Should it be inside the coop or outside in the run? Such a question is essential because where you place the feeders and waterers is crucial in running your backyard coop. Of … Read more

Raising Chickens for Eggs in Your Backyard

Raising chickens in the backyard for eggs.

A gratifying experience, raising backyard chickens may also be a wonderful opportunity to educate children or any family member about the environment, farming, and the significance of animal care. Many different chicken breeds exist, some for egg production, others for meat production, and some just because they are attractive. Even though many breeds are adapted … Read more

How Long Do Chickens Live?

Chicken live longer in the nature environment.

Feathered friends like chickens are friendly and intelligent. Taking advantage of the opportunity to spend time in the grass searching for insects and grains, taking dust baths to get itself clean, or forming and guarding nest once they become parents are all things they like doing. On the other hand, most hens do not have … Read more