Do I Need a Rooster or Can the Hens Take Care of Themselves?

Do I Need a Rooster or Can the Hens Take Care of Themselves? Cock-A-Doodle-Do!!! Yes, that is the sound the rooster makes, and it’s not just when the sun rises. Roosters have several positive attributes that make them worth putting up with the 4 am wake up calls. But they also have some negative attributes… Continue reading Do I Need a Rooster or Can the Hens Take Care of Themselves?

How I Failed My Flock By Not Protecting Them From Predators

How I Failed My Flock By Not Protecting Them From Predators One of the worst feelings I can remember was realizing that I failed at protecting our chickens from predators. The common predators of chickens that always came to mind were coyotes and owls but that’s not what got our chickens. Dogs and Coyotes and… Continue reading How I Failed My Flock By Not Protecting Them From Predators

Have Land, Need Chickens

We’re really going to do this! I never dreamed I would be raising chickens. I can’t recall ever actually seeing a chicken up close before we decided to be the proud caretakers of baby chicks. But everyone says that farm fresh eggs taste so much better than store-bought eggs. We have the space to raise… Continue reading Have Land, Need Chickens