The Ultimate Delaware Chicken Guide | Appearance, Origin, And Uses!

The Ultimate Delaware Chicken Guide | Appearance, Origin, And Uses!

Delaware chickens have a fascinating history and economic benefits, making them a delightful addition to any backyard, farmstead, or homestead that wants yummy eggs and meat. Our comprehensive Delaware chicken profile guide shares everything you need to know about these versatile birds. We also share…

How to Build a Fox Proof Chicken Coop: A Step By Step Guide

How to Build a Fox Proof Chicken Coop: A Step By Step Guide

Although many aspects must be considered when building a chicken coop, ensuring it is secure against wild animals such as foxes is one of the most important. Roosting chickens are incredibly vulnerable at night, and if a fox gains access…

11 Best Meat Chicken Breeds for Your Backyard Coop

11 Best Meat Chicken Breeds for Your Backyard Coop

Although many homesteaders keep a few hens for eggs, the next stage for most homesteaders is to start thinking about rearing chickens for meat. Choosing the right breed of meat chicken is vital to the success of this enterprise. Otherwise,…

Does It Hurt Chickens to Lay Eggs?

Does It Hurt Chickens to Lay Eggs?

It sounds like my hens are being tortured. The shrill cries, cackles, and shrieks they make when laying an egg are enough to have the neighbors making noise complaints or, on a particularly bad day, reporting a suspected murder. The…

8 Most Profitable Farming Animals | 2024 USA Smart Farmer’s Guide

8 Most Profitable Farming Animals | 2024 USA Smart Farmer’s Guide

Let’s brainstorm the eight most profitable farming animals for 2024! Because meat, eggs, honey, milk, fur, wool, and leather matter – and have enjoyed a historically high demand worldwide. That’s why raising livestock has been an effective revenue generation method…

What Is a Sex Link Chicken and Why Would I Want One?

What Is a Sex Link Chicken and Why Would I Want One?

Despite the name, a sex link chicken isn’t going to strut around your garden, making come hither eyes at you. They are pretty sexy, as far as chickens go, but the benefits they bring to the homestead are of a…

It’s Been Ages… When Do Ducks Start Laying Eggs?

It’s Been Ages… When Do Ducks Start Laying Eggs?

I found a duck egg this morning after several months of watching our 12 Indian runner ducks scoffing down food without giving us anything in exchange. It made me wonder what makes them stop laying and, more importantly, why, on…

How to Fix a Chicken Twisting Head Upside Down

How to Fix a Chicken Twisting Head Upside Down

A chicken twisting its head upside down is a disturbing sight. A symptom of wry neck, this condition is easy to treat, if a little time-consuming, and even easier to prevent. Wry neck can be caused by different issues, all…