Resources for Chicken Keepers

The Primary Purpose of this blog is to provide information to the backyard urban chicken keeper. TBN Ranch is a small hobby farm located in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert. We raise, care for, and manage a variety of hens, and in return, they bring fresh farm eggs to our table.

TBN Ranch and content contributors are here to help you raise a happy healthy flock, from brooder, to coop, and beyond.

Resource Directory

  • Ancestory
  • Genetics
  • Charts & Diagrams
  • Raising Baby Chicks
  • Broodies & Incubation
  • Feeding Chickens
  • Managing Eggs
  • Managing the Flock
  • Health & Medical

Informative Articles

Hundreds of articles written for chicken keepers, by chicken keepers.

Collected articles from across the web written for chicken keepers, by chicken keepers. Our archive library is growing thanks to the dedication of chicken keepers everywhere willing to share their knowledge.
Thank you to all our content contributors!

Raising Baby Chicks

Preparing for, and managing baby chicks.
Everything you need to know, step by step. Research, have a plan, be prepared, and know what to expect, these four things will help ease your commitment so the
re’s more time to enjoy your birds.

Find the Right Coop

Research what coop best fits your needs, keeping in mind how many birds you’ll keep, and the space you have for the set-up.

  • Over a 1,000 coop types
  • Traditional
  • Huge
  • Unique
  • Build Your Own

Breed Profiles & Characteristics

Which breed is best for you? There are many to choose from, and each has something special to offer.

  • Temperament
  • Egg Size
  • Egg Color
  • Egg Production
  • Primary Use
  • Weight

Frequently Asked Questions

Simple answers for common problems in chicken keeping. These resources will assist you care for and better understand your flock.

Online Hatcheries & Suppliers

Our farm’s favorite suppliers for mail order chicks and supplies for good chicken keeping practices.

Photo Gallery

Visit TBN Ranch, Enjoy a tour of our property, the chicken coops, meet our chickens, livestock, and precious companion animals.