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