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.
When you're getting started with chickens, one of the first things you need to do is ensure you have all the supplies needed for raising chickens. And the good news is, the basics are pretty straightforward. So we're giving you the lowdown on the must-haves and a few optional items.
When it comes to creating the perfect chicken coop for your new flock, you may have something special in mind. But if you’re not familiar with planning a construction project, you might be looking for a little inspiration and guidance. So we’ve put together this list of ideas that will help get those wheels turning.
How to winterize your chicken coop.
Sadly, we are already reading of coops lost to fire caused by heat lamps. If you have cold hardy breeds suited for your climate, they do not need supplemental heat in the coop. Here in Northern IL, our issue is frozen water, and since we were given this panel heater from PetNF to try out, … Continue reading Avoid Coop Fires