Category: Chickens

  • 5 Chicken Coop Problems I Fix In One Day

    5 Chicken Coop Problems I Fix In One Day

    Maria contacted me about her chicken coop problems that were causing her chickens to not lay eggs. One big problem is her chicken coop doesn’t have a run so while she’s at work all day the chickens aren’t happy not getting any sunshine. In this episode of Chicken Checkup I visit Maria’s homestead and give […]

  • My Tractor Supply Shopping Haul

    My Tractor Supply Shopping Haul
  • The Best Chicken Mite Treatment You Won’t Believe Is All Natural

    The Best Chicken Mite Treatment You Won’t Believe Is All Natural

    Get my bag of diatomaceous earth (DE) here. Get it with the duster here. If your chickens have mites there is an easy and all natural cure that’s safe for you and your chickens. Plus it really works. Get my chicken book here.

  • 3 Reasons Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs

    3 Reasons Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs

    Healthy, happy, well fed hens should lay lots of eggs. Let’s go through this one by one starting with health. All chickens need a few things to be healthy, they need to be dewormed regularly, they need grit every day to digest their food properly, and they need lots of calcium to make eggs and […]

  • Here’s a tour of my full size chicken coop and all the eggs I get.

    Here’s a tour of my full size chicken coop and all the eggs I get.

    If you’re thinking about chickens, you have to think about the hen house. The two go hand in hand. A good hen house is so critical to your success that it means tons of delicious eggs or frustration and failure.This is my simple design that works so so well in keeping my hens and myself […]

  • When do chickens start laying eggs?

    When do chickens start laying eggs?

    When do chickens start laying eggs? Lots and lots of people ask me this question. It seems like a mystery because you get so many different answers from everyone. My hens started laying at 4 months, my hens started at 6 months. Then I get, “My hens are 8 months and still no eggs, is […]

  • 5 Must Have Products for Baby Chickens

    5 Must Have Products for Baby Chickens

    Chick Days is happening Feb 25 – April 28 @TractorSupplyCo stores nationwide. They will have live birds in the store during Chick Days, plus you can also buy live chicks year round online at https://tractorsupply.com/chicks Year round tractor supply is a one-stop shop for everything you need to grow and maintain your flock so you […]

  • Can chickens fly? – Why do roosters crow?

    Can chickens fly? – Why do roosters crow?

    In this video I answer Can chickens fly? and Why do roosters crow? Get my new chicken book here.

  • When can chickens go outside?

    When can chickens go outside?

    Once your baby chicks get fully feathered and are the size of a grapefruit it’s time for them to move outside. You’ll see how to get the coop ready for your baby chickens and all the supplies you’ll need so they’re happy and safe outside. Get my new chicken book here.

  • 2 Weird Things All Chickens Do

    2 Weird Things All Chickens Do

    Every chicken does these 2 weird things. One is a “dust bath”. The other is “molting”. Learn all about them in this video. Get my chicken book here.

  • What do chickens eat?

    What do chickens eat?

    What do chickens eat? That is a very common question from new owners and some long time owners as well. The reason is because everyone wants beautiful healthy chickens that lay a lot of eggs. Most chickens lay pretty steady for the first year, even if you don’t know what your doing. It’s after that […]

  • The Best Quiet Chicken Breeds

    The Best Quiet Chicken Breeds

    Chickens are so much fun and fresh eggs are delicious and healthy. A lot more people would love to give raising a couple hens a try but fear they are noisy and that neighbors will start complaining, and the joy will soon turn into misery. If you don’t have a big yard and your neighbors […]

  • What to feed your chickens so they don’t eat feathers.

    What to feed your chickens so they don’t eat feathers.

    If your chickens are eating feathers it means they’re missing a key part of their diet. In this video I explain why your chickens are eating feathers and what you can do about it. Get plans to build my small coop here.

  • The Importance of Cleaning Your Chicken Coop for Your Backyard Chickens

    The Importance of Cleaning Your Chicken Coop for Your Backyard Chickens

    A dirty chicken coop can quickly see your feathered friends getting sick and catching a whole range of nasty diseases which could threaten the health of your backyard chickens. As a result, regularly cleaning your chicken coop is recommended for anyone who is looking to raise healthy backyard chickens. Here I provide you with some […]

  • Backyard Chickens: When to put baby chicks in coop?

    Backyard Chickens: When to put baby chicks in coop?

    I explain when to put baby chicks in the coop. I never just toss baby chicks in with full grown hens. In this homesteading video I explain the proper steps to take for moving baby chicks to the coop once they out grow their baby box. Get the pvc chicken coop plans here. Get my […]

  • Baby Chicks Shopping Haul

    Baby Chicks Shopping Haul

    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: I’m back. It’s Chick Days again at Tractor Supply Co. This is late summer, fall Chick Days and it runs from July 23rd to September 23rd. This is a sponsored video by Tractor Supply. Thank you so much for sponsoring me. Tractor Supply holds Chick Days in the spring and the late summer […]

  • Must-Have Products for Raising Baby Chicks

    Must-Have Products for Raising Baby Chicks

    When you finally decide you’re going to start raising baby chicks and begin your own backyard flock, it’s an exciting day. Most people think about it for a long time before they actually go to the store to get their chicks. Most people also want to take great care of their chicks. Of course, it’s […]

  • 3 Quick Tips For Raising Backyard Chickens

    3 Quick Tips For Raising Backyard Chickens

    Raising chickens for eggs is really fun, here’s my three tips for being successful with your backyard chickens: Number one is building a good coop. Chicken coops were invented for a good reason and that reason is to keep your chickens safe, healthy and alive. It is worth every effort to build a good, well […]

  • The 3 Best Egg Laying Chickens

    The 3 Best Egg Laying Chickens

    Buff Orpingtons are a great chicken breed. There is nothing like a big poofy gold hen. Buff Orpington hens tend to be broody, so if your looking to raise some chicks the natural way, get a couple Buff Orpingtons. Barred Plymouth RockThey are a Cold tolerant and dual purpose breed which is nice for some […]

  • How Much Do Chickens Eat

    How Much Do Chickens Eat

    How much do chickens eat? A chicken will eat about 1/4 cup of food per day. My chickens get a hanging feeder with a layer pellet, that’s available to them 24/7. Then twice a day I throw them my homemade chicken scratch. This makes them pick and scratch around to eat it so they have […]