How do chickens digest food? How does the chicken digestive system differ from a human’s? Learn how a hen’s feed and nutrition becomes an egg.
by Patrick Biggs, Ph.d
When the dinner bell rings for a backyard flock, the hens come running. There’s nothing like a complete, balanced layer feed. But what happens after your chickens are finished pecking away at the feeder? Read Article
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A Tip for Better Visibility Into your Chicken Coop
Want to be able to see your chickens better when they are housed behind hardware cloth? Fact: chicken wire and hardware cloth on chicken coops lessens visibility, especially in broad daylight.
There’s a simple solution, paint it black! Not hard to do, just use a roller and flat black paint on at least the outside of the hardware cloth.
You’ll be amazed how much better you can see your birds.
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by The Happy Chicken Coop
Do opossums will eat chickens? In this article we explain how to spot the signs of an opossum attack, and how to protect your flock against an opossum attack.
Before you can protect your flock of chickens, you need to know what you are up against. The possum is more correctly known as an Opossum (Didelphis Virginiana) and it is Americas’ only marsupial animal. Continue Reading