How Long Do Silkie Chickens Live? (Tips And Info)

how long do silkie chickens live

When adopting new chickens for your farm, you need to know what you’re getting into.  Silkie chickens are great pets and one of the coolest and most unique types of chickens out there.  But do you know how long they live? The average lifespan of a Silkie chicken is 7-9 years. This is within the […]

19 Tricks: How To Keep Snakes Away From Chickens

how to keep snakes away from chickens

Snakes are not a nice thing to find in your chicken coop.  Depending on where you live, they’ll either eat the chicken eggs you’ve worked so hard for, or they’ll even attack the chickens themselves!  Keeping them out is imperative, and there are several ways to get this done.  I came up with 19 of […]

Can Chickens Eat Dragon Fruit? Keep Your Hens Safe 

can chickens eat dragon fruit

I love raiding my fridge for treats and little food things to feed my chickens.  But when I do so, I always make sure that the food or fruit is safe for my feathery friends.  When my son wanted to try Dragon Fruit and didn’t like it, I thought about giving it to our hens, […]

How To Keep Free-Range Chickens From Running Away

How To Keep Free-Range Chickens From Running Away

When my wife talked me into getting chickens at homes (and I don’t regret it at all!), I was confused as to how free-range chickens stay at their home without just wandering off.  If something spooked them, wouldn’t they just run away?  I researched and asked more experienced chicken farmers to come up with this […]

Can Chickens Eat Steel-Cut Oats? Health and Diet Info

Can Chickens Eat Steel-Cut Oats

Giving our chickens a healthy diet is critical in raising good layers or productive meat birds.  But there are some options out there that many folks have questions on.  One of the questions I get a lot is: Can chickens eat steel-cut oats? Chickens can eat steel-cut oats, and this grain provides a safe and nutritious […]

Do Rabbits Attract Mice? + FAQ for Clean Keeping

do rabbits attract mice

Rabbits are adorable pets, but it’s a problem when mice start showing up in their hutches.  The first time this happened with our rabbit, I was shocked.  I thought our bunny would scare them off, but it almost seemed like they kept coming back!  I decided to research the question: Do rabbits attract mice?  Rabbits tend […]

Why Your Rabbit Is Running In Circles (And How To Help)

rabbit running in circles

As rabbit owners, we always love to watch all sorts of adorable behaviors from our furry friends.  But when we see something new or unusual, it’s normal to worry.   If your rabbit is running in circles, it may concern you at first.  We don’t want you to worry, so we researched to find a clear answer to […]

What Is the Ideal Temperature for Rabbits? Keep Them Safe!

ideal temperature for rabbits

As the seasons change, rabbit owners will start to worry about their pets, especially if they’re kept outside.  I know we did with our first rabbit.  Well, with a lot of unclear information around the ideal temperature for rabbits, I wanted to find a clearer, so I researched and asked around to find this:  Rabbits will […]

How To Tell The Difference Between A Hen And A Rooster

difference between hens and roosters

When we first got our chickens, we raised them from eggs.  Of course, we didn’t know what we got when it came to gender, so as the chicks were born and got older, we wanted to know.  This led us to look into how to tell the difference between a hen and a rooster.  Or, more […]

Is It Illegal To Feed Chickens Mealworms? The Shocking Truth

is it illegal to feed chickens mealworms

I’m always up for finding different kinds of treats and bugs for my chickens to eat.  Variety is the spice of life, after all? Why not let my hens get some variety in their diets.  But when I started reading about mealworms for chickens, I was shocked to find out several countries made it illegal to use […]