Resource Library for Chicken Keepers

Updated: 10/2021

Ancestry
Chickens, History and Ancestry

Charts & Diagrams
Chicken Anatomy, External, Internal, and Skeletal
Chicken Anatomy, Full Color
Chicken Combs and Wattles
Chicken Egg Color Chart
Chicken Feather Variations & Markings
Chicken Feeding Chart
Development of a Chick

Raising Baby Chicks

Preparing for, and managing baby chicks.
Everything you need to know, step by step.

Raising Baby Chicks
How to Buy Chicks from a Feed Store|TBN Ranch
Brooder to Coop, When?
Fecal Impaction & Baby Chicks
How to Care for your Mail Order Chicks
Raising Chicks
Solutions for Spraddle Leg
Starting Chicks, the First 60 Days
The My Pet Chicken Guide to Chicken Care, Chapter 4: Caring for baby chicks
About the Brinsea EcoGlow Brooder
Controlling Heat in the Brooder

Choosing a Radiant Heat Chick Brooder

Broodies & Incubation
A Tip on Keeping Hens with Eggs or Chicks safe Among the Flock
BREAKING THE BROODY HEN
Broody Hens vs Incubators Pros & Cons
How to Incubate & Hatch Eggs
My Pet Chicken Guide to Incubation & Hatching
Working With Broody Hens
Caring for Broody Hens | The Chicken Chick
How to Choose the Perfect Incubator
Beginner’s Guide to Incubation

Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers

Hundreds of collected articles from across the web.
Content contributors sharing their experience and expertise.

Feeding Chickens
All About Feeders
Feeding Chickens Rolled Oats
Feeding Hemp Seed
Fresh Food List for Chickens
Toxic Food List for Chickens
Feeding & Watering Chickens
Feeding Chickens at Different Ages
How Do Chickens Digest Food?
Natural Supplements for Chickens
Gardening with Chickens, Plants to Avoid
Understanding Chick Starter & Grower Feed

Managing Eggs
Brittle Eggs
Cleaning Farm Eggs
Incubate & Hatch Eggs
Why Homegrown Eggs Are Better
Why Your Hens Aren’t Laying Eggs, Solution

Frequently Asked Questions

Simple answers for common problems in chicken keeping. Resources to assist you care for and better understand your flock.

Managing the Flock
Coop Building Plans
Backyard Chickens, Know What you’re Getting into
Can Chickens Fly?
Checklist for Chicken Coop
Chicken Keeping in Winter
Chicken TERMINOLOGY
City Chickens, Getting Started
The Chicken Chick®: Chicken Resources Directory
Chickens: Intervention and Management of Problematic Pecking
How Long Does a Chicken Live?|TBN Ranch
How Much Space Chickens Need
Understanding the Molting Process
Introducing New Chickens
Keeping Chickens Cool
Keeping Chickens in Excessive Heat
Nest Boxes, Bedding Types
Pecking Order
The Chicken’s Senses
All About Molting

Chicken Coops

  • Over 1,000 Types
  • Traditional
  • Huge
  • Unique
  • Build Your Own

How to Determine the Point of Lay | TBN Ranch.
Breaking the Broody Hen
Choosing a Drinker for your Flock
Identifying Chicken Predators AFTER They Attack
Getting Chickens to Roost in the Right Place
Clipping Chicken Nails
Winterizing the Chicken House
5 Different Types of Coop Heaters
Ways to Keep your Chickens Water from Freezing in Winter
Top 10 Tips for Keeping Chickens in Winter
How to Keep your Chickens Safe from Possums
Pros & Cons of Keeping a Rooster
Ultimate Chicken Coop Guide
Identifying Predators

How to Humanely Euthanize a Chicken
Guide to Chicken Keeping in Extreme Cold
The Best Way to Catch a Chicken
Chicken Coop Ramps, The Ultimate Guide
Chicken Roost Types & Ideas
Raising Chickens, Pros & Cons
Winter Chicken Keeping in Phoenix | TBN Ranch
Keeping Chickens Safe From Fox
Salmonella Safety Practices for Chicken Keepers
Less Waste, No Mess Chicken Feeders

Hatcheries & Supplies

Where to buy mail order chicks & supplies.

Poultry Health & Medical
About Worming Chickens
Backyard Biosecurity
Bumblefoot
Chicken First Aid Kit
Loss of Baby Chicks
Salmonella
Dosages of the Good Stuff… For Chicken with Parasites
How To Treat Bumblefoot In Chickens – Hobby Farms

How-To Videos
Sexing Chicks

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Introducing Chickens to an Existing Flock

Tips to Help Minimize the Drama

Haven’t ever brought new chickens to an existing flock? Well, this can be an experience you won’t forget any time soon.
Best to understand the pecking order now before you learn the hard way… Continue Reading

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My Successful Introduction of a New Pullet

The Step by Step Process of Introducing a New Chicken to an Existing Semi-Confined Flock

Anybody who raises chickens knows the drama of adding a new bird… and that’s where I am now.  My 2014 Silkie chicks have been in plain sight of an established flock since they were 7 weeks old. Does that mean they’ll all get along? Heck no! Continue Reading

Tour TBN’s Chicken Keeping Set-up

When raising chickens, discovering what works and what doesn’t is dictated entirely by individual circumstance. Chicken keepers have to consider space limitations, climate, purpose, and convenience. Most of us learn by trial and error, but the way I see it, that’s half the fun of raising chickens!
Here’s our set-up in the desert southwest. Suitable for mild winters, and temperatures reaching 115+ in summer.

Chicken Coop 600 111015

Brooder Room