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 […]

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 […]

Can Chickens Eat Mulberries? [Diet And Safety Info]

can chickens eat mulberries

As someone who raises chickens, I’m asked questions by budding poultry farmers all the time.  One of the most unusual questions I got was if chickens can eat mulberries.  We don’t have a ton of these trees in Michigan, and I don’t know of any in my area. But I wanted to give a clear answer, […]

10 Ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches in the Chicken Coop

roaches in chicken coop

Cockroaches are gross, and when you find them in your chicken coop, it’s normal to panic.  Getting rid of them isn’t too hard, and it’s not that big of a deal.  After all, chickens can eat cockroaches with no problem.  But if you find a lot of them or their “dirt” affects the food, I […]

Can Chickens Eat Fish And Fish Bones? (Safety Info)

can chickens eat fish and fish bones

One of the best parts of owning chickens is how they help to minimize your food waste by eating all of your table scraps.  Chickens will eat almost anything they can fit in their beaks, and much of it is safe.  But during Lent, we eat a lot more fish than normal, and it got […]