The primary reason for keeping chickens varies from household to household. But for most, keeping a few backyard hens for a daily supply of fresh eggs is preferred over raising meat birds. Maybe you’re looking for pest & weed control, or want your very own fertilizer machine for your garden. Whatever your reason, we are here to help you raise a happy healthy flock from brooder to coop, and beyond.
Finally after 29 weeks my March chicks started laying. Usually my birds reach their point of lay at about 18 weeks, this year was far from the usual. I blame the delay on weather, this year Phoenix experienced brutal heat. Most of July and August hit 110, with a few days reaching 118. Although my ladies have a mist system and a fan, this kind of weather takes it’s toll. Cooler weather has arrived, that means happy birds… and that’s what fills the egg basket.
IT’S LESS ABOUT THE SUNRISE AND MORE ABOUT PICKING A FIGHT
by Ashley Moor
Even if you’ve never actually heard a rooster crow, you’re likely familiar with an old adage—that a rooster’s crow heralds the impending sunrise. To a certain degree, that’s true. Similar to other birds, roosters actually have an internal clock that helps them anticipate the sunrise. But the rooster’s crow serves a greater purpose than mere early-morning buzzer… Continue Reading