What is a Pet Chicken?

What is a Pet Chicken?

Many people refer to their chickens as pets, or they refer to their favorite chicken as their pet chicken. The word, pet, is a term of endearment and emotional attachment. Pets are parts of human families. Dogs and cats and…

raising turkeys and chickens together

Can I Raise Chickens and Turkeys or Peafowl Together?

Many people will say that you cannot raise turkeys or peafowl or any game bird with chickens because of Blackhead Disease. But the truth of this statement really varies according to the land on which your birds live and your…

How do I raise my flock organically?

How do I raise my flock organically?

A flock of chickens raised in a backyard or an a small farm will produce wonderful, fresh, and super-flavorful eggs. The eggs will also be very nutritious and healthful – especially compared to supermarket eggs, as chickens raised in healthy…

Integrating new flock members into existing flock

Integrating new flock members into existing flock

Chickens are social beings with a strong social hierarchy. This means that within each flock, there are a few ‘alpha’ or leader’ birds, and a group of birds that act more as ‘followers.’ Many flocks also include roosters, which have…

Eggscellent Eggs!

Eggscellent Eggs!

When produced in your backyard, eggs are a perfectly balanced and super healthy food!¬†One of the reasons I started raising hens was because I couldn’t find the eggs I wanted in the grocery store. I remembered eggs from my great-grandmother’s…

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