Bird Flu Busters – 5 Strategies for a Healthier Flock

Bird Flu Busters – 5 Strategies for a Healthier Flock

We’ll share information on bird flu virus symptoms and transmission, plus five strategies for a healthier flock of backyard chickens. In January 2022, the USDA confirmed H5N1 bird flu (avian influenza) in wild birds. Since then, commercial and private flocks around the country have been impacted. In January 2023, 25,000 turkeys were culled due to…

When Do Chickens Start Laying Eggs? (And Why They Stop)

When Do Chickens Start Laying Eggs? (And Why They Stop)

Let’s face it, most of us start raising chickens in order to have fresh eggs daily. The question of the day is “when do these freeloaders start paying rent?” If you’ve had your chickens for a couple of months or more and haven’t enjoyed collecting eggs for your morning breakfast, you’re not alone. We have…

50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens – Chicken Coops and More
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50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens – Chicken Coops and More

“50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens – Chicken Coops, Brooders, Runs, Swings, Dust Baths, and More!” by Janet Garman of Timber Creek Farm is a pleasure to read. You might think that with so many chicken care books already on the market, there would be limited need for another, but Janet will prove you wrong….