Mice and rats pretty much go hand in hand with farming, unfortunately! instead of being horrified, just know you can keep mice and rats out of your chicken barn. I’ll show you how to do this below, by improving the security and cleanliness of your barnyard, as well as by regularly setting traps.
The decision to keep chickens confined or allow them to roam free can be a difficult one. For some people, the choice is obvious–many cities do not allow chickens unless they are kept within small coops or chicken tractors. But for those who are allowed to let their chickens roam, they are often left wondering if they should.
Stuck planning your next order of baby chicks? Don’t despair! The bleak, cold months of winter can be the perfect time to plan out your baby chick orders for the coming spring. It can be easy to get overwhelmed with the number of varieties of baby chicks available.
Brooders can become incredibly smelly in just a day or two under the wrong conditions. Using a thin layer of sand in the base of your brooder can eliminate odors and provide an easy way to clean up–like scooping out a cat’s litter box. This keeps your chickens healthier and is a breeze to maintain.
Many people first venturing into the world of backyard chickens have some form of space constraint. Either they can only own a few chickens in their city, or they have limited space to keep them in. Bantam chickens provide a wonderful alternative to their full size counterparts. They are tiny, lively, and come in any possible color.
Many poultry enthusiasts like to joke that chickens are a gateway animal–meaning it’s usually pretty tough for people with a couple chickens to not also …