Speckled Sussex: Egg Production, Temperament and More

The Happy Chicken Coop
The Speckled Sussex is an old time favorite in its homeland of England. It has endured over the centuries to become a firm favorite with a dedicated following.

Although it, and other varieties of Sussex fowl, was in danger of dying out in the early 1900s, a few die hard poultry keepers kept the lines going, greatly improving on the stock in hand to give us the robust, healthy stock that we have today. Continue Reading


New Chicken Keeping Articles | November 19, 2015

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New Articles | November 19, 2015
8 Strategies For Raising Chickens In The Desert – Urban Farm
What To Know Before Breeding Chickens – Hobby Farms
10 Basic Tips for Protecting Chickens from Predators
Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter? | Backyard Poultry
Tips for Keeping Your Chickens Warm and Alive in the Winter
A Guide to Raising Chickens in Your Small Yard
Chicken Diseases and Prevention Tips – Hobby Farms
How To Clip & Trim The Wings Of Your Chicken To Prevent Flight – BackYard Chickens Community

Today’s Feature Article

Definative Guide

Winter Chicken Keeping, The Definitive Guide
by The Happy Chicken Coop
Welcome to The Definitive Guide To Keeping Chickens In Winter. Raising chickens during winter can be a challenging time for backyard chicken owners. With those dark cold mornings and the drop in egg production, it’s no wonder we don’t like this time of year!

So I decided to write this guide as an aid for all backyard chicken owners, and to answer all your questions about how to care for your chickens during winter: how to keep them warm, how to stop predators, how to keep your egg production high… you will find all the answers here…  Continue Reading


What’s New at TBN Ranch
Mille Fleur & Silkie chicks, growing fast and cute as can be! The Mille Fleurs will be for sale in Spring. New projects are in the works! We’re building another large chicken structure over Thanksgiving which will house white Leghorns for egg production. Completion is planned for December, as well as an existing structure which will be redesigned for sale birds.  TBN Ranch is growing!