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…

Why We Won’t be Raising Heritage Meat Chickens Next Year

Why We Won’t be Raising Heritage Meat Chickens Next Year

Almost everyone who raises chickens for meat chooses Cornish cross, because they mature quickly with great feed conversion. A second popular choice is red rangers or freedom rangers. As an experiment, this year we raised an assortment of heritage meat chickens to see how they compare. While the birds were beautiful and fun to watch,…