Resources for Chicken Keepers

TBN Ranch provides informative articles & valuable resources to help you raise a happy healthy flock from brooder, to coop, and beyond.
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Ancestry
Genetics
Charts & Diagrams
Raising Chicks
Broodies & Incubation
Feeding Chicks
Managing the Flock

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 there’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.
Traditional
Huge
Unique
Build Your Own

Breed Profiles & Characteristics

Building a flock? There are many beautiful chicken breeds to choose from, each having something special to offer.

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

Online Hatcheries & Suppliers

Our farm’s favorite suppliers for mail order chicks and supplies.

Understanding the Pecking Order

It is often the stronger or larger birds that rank highest in the social order. This article will help you learn how to minimize the drama when the bullying becomes excessive.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Choosing a Nest box

Nesting boxes are essential and extremely useful for chickens and their keepers. A clean, private and peaceful space encourages hens to lay eggs all in one place. It’s also convenient for keepers; it’s no fun going on a daily egg hunt because their hens lay eggs in random places. Here are many ideas to help you find the right nest boxes for your flock. Nest Box Gallery

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