7 Coop Bedding Materials and How to Choose the Right One

Customize your coop’s bedding material. Here are options that will keep your chickens healthy and prevent their eggs from cracking.

by Kristina Mercedes Urquhart / Hobby Farms

The litter you provide to your flock in their coop, run, nest boxes or other enclosures isn’t just a luxury. Sufficient litter provides a secure foundation for chickens’ legs and feet, a soft landing for eggs… Continue Reading

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Pros and Cons of Keeping a Rooster

by: Rural Living Today

Keeping a rooster or not? When it comes to resident roosters, there are pros and cons consider when keeping a rooster. Here are some things to think about.

Keeping a rooster has several positive roles in a flock of chickens.
A rooster provides fertilization services to the hens in the flock.
He’ll serve as a guard and defender against perceived and actual danger. Continue Reading

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Working on Blog Update

After numerous issues, it was determined the TBN Ranch blog needed an updated theme to accommodate today’s technology. Seems easy enough right? No. Seven years of posts needed to be edited, and reformatted to some extent. Well let me tell you, this has been quite a chore to say the least! Please be patient with me while I complete this GIANT blog overhaul. The good news is, I’m half done, maybe in a week or so it will be back to normal… maybe even better!

From the Farm…

The desert is in full bloom this time of year, including my Saguaro cactus.  It’s astounding beauty has stood with integrity for over 100 years.

From the Chicken Yard…