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…

Barbara tells all. How does it feel to be the writer for Purely Poultry?

I’ve been working for Purely Poultry for a little over 2 months, and I am very happy to say that my whole experience has been just great! I have always thoroughly enjoyed raising and observing birds and poultry, and I…

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…

Cornish Cross? Free Range Broilers? A Guide to Purely Poultry's Meat Chickens.

Purely Poultry offers a comprehensive array of broilers or chickens mainly raised for meat purposes. But with so many choices, it can be hard to make a decision on what would best suit your situation. So here’s a rundown of…

My chicks are weak, cold, and lethargic. What now?

Chicks are actually tough little things and can usually withstand the rigors of mail travel without any major issues in their first couple days after hatching. But if a postal delivery is delayed because of extreme weather or if temperatures…