If you’ve been hoping to start a backyard flock, 2022 might be the perfect year to start your first flock of chickens. And if you’ve already made the decision to start your flock this year, you’re in luck, because we’ve put together this list of things you can do now so you’re ready to bring … Continue reading Start Your Backyard Chicken Flock in 2022
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If your chickens are in confinement, they may need some foot care from time to time. Truth be told, a chicken's foot is much more fragile than you might think. They look scaly and tough, and in most cases, they are pretty hardy. But did you know that all it takes for a chicken to get a fatal foot infection is a puncture wound? So it's important to know what your flock's feet need, and what you should watch for.
We can't think of a better way to show the chicken keeper in your life that you care than by gifting their chickens too! While what they may really want is more chickens, live animals aren't the most practical present to place under the tree. Here are 20 gift ideas for chicken lovers that will be sure to get you lots of smiles on the big day!
For new chicken keepers, the list of do’s and don’ts can be overwhelming. Eventually, you what other chicken keepers do, or don’t do, and you fall into a style and rhythm all your own. Some chicken keepers brush their chickens, so we wondered - is it really necessary?
We love to keep our chickens in their natural environment but when it rains, things can get a little muddy, so it’s important to keep the chicken run dry. The end of a hot dry summer sometimes means a rainy Autumn. Here, at Henny+Roo, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves to help you keep your chickens outdoors and dry during the rainy seasons. So read on to learn how to keep your chickens in their run, and nix the mud this season.
When it’s not the heat, but it’s the gosh darn humidity, you may wonder if you’re doing enough to keep your chickens hydrated. And, in most cases, ensuring your flock has access to cool clean water 24/7 is usually enough. But sometimes, you might want to consider giving your chickens a little bit more to get through the hottest of the hot dog days of summer.
When you first decided to get chickens, it was probably because you wanted farm fresh eggs on-demand. But as you got to know your little flock, you realized how fascinating and entertaining those little dinosaurs are. So grab a lawn chair and your favorite beverage, and learn why it's good to chill with your chickens.
All summer, we’ve been focusing on keeping our chickens cool. Of course, that means providing fresh water, shade, and even a light breeze. But our favorite way to keep our chooks comfortable during a hot summer day is to spoil them with some cool treats. Not only are certain treats going to keep your chickens cool, but they’re also full of nutrients (and protein) to help keep your chickens in top egg-laying condition! Check out our favorites.
When the temperature rises, you’re not the only one dealing with the humidity. Your chickens are probably feeling the heat too. The good news is, there’s a lot you can do to keep your chickens comfortable when the summer sun starts shining. Here at Henny+Roo, we've got a few cool recommendations for you to help your chickens in hot weather.
If you're waiting for chickens to start laying eggs, you may be wondering what to watch for so you can be ready for the harvest! Here are some telltale signs that your hens are ready to start serving up breakfast for your family.
Roosters get a bad reputation, but one bad egg in the bunch shouldn’t condemn an entire lot of roosters to the soup pot. So, to set the record straight let's take a look at commonly frowned-upon rooster behavior and how it’s actually good for the flock.
It's important to dig deep and learn about the common chicken predators in your area. Knowing what you're up against can help you protect your flock from the beginning.
The deer in our area don’t care for Virginia bluebells, and neither do our chickens. Chickens love eating plants! Grass, leaves, flowers - they’ll eat everything leaving your yard bare if they like what you have growing. A rule of thumb that we go by when selecting plants for our yard is to select those … Continue reading Selecting Spring Plants Chickens Won’t Eat
If you want to crawl into bed at night knowing your chickens are resting peacefully and safely, consider using hardware cloth for chicken coop and chicken run construction, not chicken wire.