Category: Chickens

  • My Chicken Is Sick: 3 Practical Steps To Help It

    My Chicken Is Sick: 3 Practical Steps To Help It

    When my chicken is sick the first thing I do is remove it from the coop. When you have a sick chicken the other hens will start to be mean to it so you need to get it out of the coop. You need to have a medium size dog crate or wire cage to […]

  • Do chickens eat meat?

    Do chickens eat meat?

    What I have learned about chickens needing to eat meat from my experience, is yes, chickens need to eat meat. Bugs are meat and given the chance, chickens will eat tons of bugs. In fact chickens will live on bugs if they have a choice. So when I keep them as pets for eggs, I […]

  • How to Make Chicken Nest Boxes For Under $30

    How to Make Chicken Nest Boxes For Under $30

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  • How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

    How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

    [tvideo type=”youtube” clip_id=”WKKb2xSMvtM”] You want to start a flock for farm fresh eggs but there’s so many different chicken breeds you’re overwhelmed and don’t know which ones to choose. Today I’m going to help you choose some hardy, friendly, good egg layers. How often do chickens lay eggs? A good solid egg layer breed will […]

  • How to Keep Your Baby Chickens Alive

    How to Keep Your Baby Chickens Alive

    [tvideo type=”youtube” clip_id=”zkDhidGcTBU”] You come home with a box of cute baby chickens. Everyone loves them, oh my gosh they’re so adorable, everyone wants to see them and hold them, it’s a big deal. Then one dies and your kids are crying, what went wrong? And you feel so sad and helpless and you’re like, […]

  • Why Are My Chickens Not Laying Eggs

    Why Are My Chickens Not Laying Eggs

    [tvideo type=”youtube” clip_id=”L9cxwMmoJvI”] If my chickens did not lay eggs, first I want to know ow old they are. If you got a bunch of busted old hens from some farm for free, they might be too old. A second thing is maybe they’re too young. After the age of the chickens is determined I […]

  • Do Raccoons Eat Chickens

    Do Raccoons Eat Chickens

    [tvideo type=”youtube” clip_id=”qIbto9n7moY” width=”630″ height=”354″] Becky answers the question, Do raccoons eat chickens? The answer is yes, raccoons do eat chickens. Raccoons are omnivorous which means they eat everything…including your chickens. Raccoons have little paws that work like your human hand. They can open latches. Raccoons are very intelligent, a raccoon can remember the solution […]

  • How Long To Boil Eggs

    How Long To Boil Eggs

    [tvideo type=”youtube” clip_id=”IQ2W2CJJAcc” width=”630″ height=”354″] How long do you boil eggs? It’s such a tricky question!? It’s something so simple but is it 5 minutes or 15 minutes, and what’s the difference?? Today I’m going to show you how long I boil my eggs. I boil my eggs for 3 minutes then take them off […]

  • Heat Stroke In Chickens

    Heat Stroke In Chickens

    [tvideo type=”youtube” clip_id=”ZLA9KUbVwXE” width=”630″ height=”354″] Learn all about heat stroke in chickens, what the symptoms of heat stroke look like, and how to treat your chickens for heat stroke.

  • How To Stop Predators From Killing Your Chickens

    How To Stop Predators From Killing Your Chickens

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  • What To Do About A Sick Chicken

    What To Do About A Sick Chicken

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  • Chickens Molting

    Chickens Molting

    [tvideo type=”youtube” clip_id=”vC-i0bFC41c” width=”630″ height=”354″] When your chickens are molting most of their feathers will fall out and they’ll stop laying eggs. Don’t worry, chickens molting is normal and usually happens once a year. What you can do is give them a higher protein diet for a little while and pretty soon they will grow […]

  • How To Keep Baby Chickens Happy

    How To Keep Baby Chickens Happy

    Don’t add them in with grown up chickens, that will definitely make them not happy. Keep them warm. For the first week you have to keep them at 100 degrees on one side of their box. The other side of their box is the cool zone. They eat in the cool zone and sleep in […]

  • Cure Mites & Ticks On Your Chickens Naturally

    Cure Mites & Ticks On Your Chickens Naturally

    Mites & ticks on your chickens can be a real problem. If your chickens start having bald spots with red skin underneath then it might be mites or ticks on your chickens. The all natural cure for mites and ticks on your chickens that I recommend is diatomaceous earth.

  • How to tell if your chickens have worms and what to do about it.

    How to tell if your chickens have worms and what to do about it.

    How can I tell if my chickens have worms? • Pale combs • Weight loss • Stopped laying eggs • Poop on the eggs If your chickens live outside in a coop just assume they have worms, all animals that live outside have worms and need to be wormed on a regular basis. There are […]

  • 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Chickens

    4 Things You Didn’t Know About Chickens

    #1 Chickens can kill a snake -chickens can peck really hard -Who do you think would win in a fight; chickens or a snake? A group of chickens will surround a snake and peck it to death, then eat it. I’ve seen it with my own two eyes. #2 Chickens Don’t Sleep In The Nest, […]

  • How Do Chickens Reproduce

    How Do Chickens Reproduce

    A girl chicken is called a hen. A boy chicken is called a rooster. A hen lays an egg every day, but unless there is a rooster the egg will not be fertile and will never hatch into a baby. The rooster jumps on the hen and breeds her and the egg gets fertilized inside […]

  • The 3 Best Chicken Breeds

    The 3 Best Chicken Breeds

    What I want in a chicken breed is for it to be gentle and be happy living in a small backyard coop. All 3 of these breeds are quite and lay great eggs. Black Australorp Light brown eggs Calm & docile, they won’t ever peck you. They can handle living in a coop good, that […]

  • How to Cure An Egg Bound Chicken

    How to Cure An Egg Bound Chicken

    If your hen is showing the symptoms of being egg bound you might be really worried. In this video Becky shows you how to cure an egg bound hen. First she talks about the symptoms of an egg bound hen and then she shows you how to cure an egg bound chicken. Chicken Coop Blueprints

  • Mistakes To Avoid When Raising Chickens

    Mistakes To Avoid When Raising Chickens

    Never ever put new babies in with older hens. The big ones will always beat up the little ones and kill them. When you put chickens together they have to be the same size. Chickens don’t know age they just know size. In the winter when you’re feeding whole corn, make double triple sure you […]