Chickens

Chickens, life

Can chickens get wet?

I remember the day after my husband and I transferred our 23 chickens to their brand new coop from their previous home in our garage.  It began to pour down rain.  I looked out my window, expecting my chickens to be safe and dry in the coop.  Instead, they were standing out in the run, […] Read more…

Why You Should Hold Your Chickens

You just gotta love baby chicks.  They are so cute and adorable and make you want to hold them all the time…that is, if you can catch them.  They’re fast when they are little.  But do you know why should hold your chickens?  It’s surprisingly very good for them!  The main reason you should hold […] Read more…

Why You Need a Rooster - Homestead Familia

Why You Need A Rooster

I’ll be the first to admit that I never wanted a rooster.  I had seen those cartoons of the roosters crowing every morning.  What those cartoons don’t tell you is that roosters don’t just crow in the morning, they crow ALL DAY.  For any reason whatsoever.  Roosters don’t need a reason to crow.  For more […] Read more…

Chickens for Beginners

I have had chickens for a while now and I absolutely love it.  Chickens are like raising dogs, only so much easier. There were several surprises along the way though.  If you are thinking about buying chickens, whether for fun or for profit, there are several things you should know before making the dive into […] Read more…

Find Out the Mystery as to Why Roosters Crow

Why do roosters crow?

Why do roosters crow?….Oh, I’m sorry, you think there really is an answer to that.  Turns out, there is no one answer as to why roosters crow.  They just do!  ALL THE TIME! Call me a city girl, but I came into the rooster game believing that roosters only crowed in the morning when the […] Read more…

Should You Free Range Your Chickens?

Free range or not to free range chickens?  That is the million-dollar question.  What are you going to do with your birds?  Will they benefit from free ranging?  I’ve read plenty of articles about free ranging and the answers vary on either side.  Some say to absolutely not free range, while others say to always free range.  The answer to […] Read more…

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