10 Free Chicken Tractor Plans You Can Easily DIY

10 Free Chicken Tractor Plans You Can Easily DIY

If you find yourself torn between keeping your beloved chickens in a coop but are nervous about letting them free-range, you should consider using a chicken tractor. Your hens will safely be able to explore new patches of ground each…

Can Chickens Eat Maggots? (Don’t Mind if They Do!)

Can Chickens Eat Maggots? (Don’t Mind if They Do!)

Very few natural phenomena cause as much disgust in humans as a clump of tiny, wiggly maggots.  However, your chickens have a completely different perspective. To an average chicken, maggots are equivalent to French fries. They don’t care if they’re…

Can You Overfeed Chickens? Yep. Here’s Why!

Can You Overfeed Chickens? Yep. Here’s Why!

When I first considered raising hens on my backyard hobby farm, one benefit rose quickly to the forefront – no more wasting food! Two of my three kids are champion food wasters. Well, the chickens will eat it, soon became a…

How Many Hens Can One Rooster Live With Safely?

How Many Hens Can One Rooster Live With Safely?

A few years ago, after many failed attempts, one of our hens finally managed to hatch a clutch of six chicks. Soon afterward, my delight turned to despair – four of the six were roosters! As our cute fluffy chicks matured into…