Archive for the ‘Backyard Chickens’ Category

Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter?

In the past when I have had chickens I have always given them some heat for the winter. Usually a heat lamp burning in one corner of the coop so they can warm up if needed. Now I am not so sure whether that is a good idea. We live in a pretty cold climate, […]

Choosing Baby Chicks for Your Backyard Coop

The easiest way to get started with a backyard coop is by choosing baby chicks. Well, the easiest part is raising them – choosing is not always easy. There are dozens of breeds of chickens and they are all so different. You can choose bantams (smaller chickens), heavy birds (used for both meat and egg-laying) or smaller […]

Why Backyard Chickens in Your Garden

Backyard chickens are all the rage recently. If you have never had chickens before, it might seem overwhelming to think about adding chickens to your garden. Well, you don’t actually want them IN your garden all the time, but adding chickens to your yard has big benefits. Raising a small flock of backyard chickens is […]